Chicken Pad Thai

Being on the fodmap diet and missing some favorite meals I wondered, Can chicken pad thai be modified?

After a bit of research, it was found that it could be modified in many ways. Therefore I decided to share what I found with you!

Chicken Pad Thai

Chicken Pad Thai Origins

Pad Thai is a defining dish from Thailand made in the 1930s. During world war II when the rice shortage was apparent, there was a shortage of rice. Rice noodles were promoted instead of rice. As a result, the prime minister at the time made pad thai from chinese rice noodles to galvanize nationalism.

As a result, the dish is widely known today as a delicious and universal dish in Thai cuisine. With its popularity, more and more people began cooking it with different ingredients, creating a world of Pad Thai.

Sourcing Ingredients

Similarly, the entire recipe is based on rice noodles with lots of vegetables and a bit of meat. Rice noodles are very cheap and easy to come by in any supermarket. Use any meat preferred in your pad thai. Vegetables are whatever you want. Try tossing in some beans, carrot, or broccoli. In other words, think of it as a noodle stirfry.

Planning Ahead

Storage in the fridge for up to 7 days. Similarly, also in the freezer for up to 3 months. As a result, this can be made in advance. Set aside some time to cook a bulk amount and separate into sealed containers ready to heat up on a whim!

Serving Suggestions for chicken pad thai

Bean sprouts and peanuts traditionally garnish the dish. However, try adding a fried egg, or squeeze fresh lime over the top. A dish like this gorgeous pomegranate orange salsa from Fun Without Fodmaps goes great on the side with a nice glass of fresh mint lemonade from A Little Bit Yummy.

Chicken Pad Thai

A recipe of Chicken Pad Thai that you can do anything with! Very delicious and filling.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 497kcal


  • Wok
  • Measuring Utensils
  • peeler
  • Knife
  • Spiraliser


  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter Melted slightly
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Infused Olive Oil
  • 2 Eggs Whisked
  • 1 Chilli Seeded and Finely Chopped
  • 2 Zucchini Spiralised
  • 1 Carrot Spiralised
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup Pure
  • 1/4 cup Lime Juice
  • 250 g Rice Noodles
  • 2 Chicken Breast Cubed
  • 2 tsp Ginger Minced
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves dried


  • In a jug combine soy sauce, maple syrup, lime juice, peanut butter and fish sauce
  • Prepare rice noodles as per packet instructions
  • In a wok add half oil and chicken, once sealed add eggs coating the chicken (we don't want scrambled eggs), remove and set aside
  • Heat remaining oil, add ginger and chilli cooking until fragrant, add spiralised vegetables, chicken and rice noodles stirring to combine
  • Pour sauce mixture over the mix, stirring through the coriander
  • Serve hot


Up to 7 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
Fodmap – Use gluten free soy sauce
Gluten-free – Refer to fodmap
Dairy-free – This dish has no dairy
Keto – Find a recipe for keto friendly noodles
Nutrition Information: Per Serve
Calories: 497
Carbs: 82g
Fat: 19g
Protein: 29g

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Gavin says:

    Can’t beat a good pad thai! I’ve never actually made one myself but I’m inspired now

    1. Amy says:

      Im glad you are inspired to give this great recipe to go! Let me know how u go with it 🙂

  2. Sylvie says:

    Pad thai are always so delicious, and I love that you added spiralised zucchini and carrots in it!

    1. Amy says:

      It made the dish so much more to add the spiralised vegetables!

  3. Megan Ellam says:

    Who doesn’t love a good pad thai?

    1. Amy says:

      I love my Pad Thai! This one is very tasty and doesn’t have as many different ingredients so its much nicer in my opinion!

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