Gluten Free Pad Thai Recipe

Brianna Hobbs | Flippin' Delicious Updated

Gluten Free Pad Thai is tossed with a vibrant sauce everyone will fall in love with. A great meal for a busy weeknight.

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Growing up, I had a sister with a peanut allergy. It was pretty severe, and so we rarely had peanut butter in our home. We did it somewhat graciously (although sometimes you just can’t help being a little cranky about the lack of peanut-y goodness in the pantry).

Once I got married and moved out, I slowly began adding peanut butter into my recipes. It was so nice to be able to finally start cooking with this nutty goodness. And there are so many things that are really enhanced by adding some peanuts.

So, obviously, all of the Pad Thai I ate growing up were seriously lacking. I didn’t realize the full extent before I took a bite of this and wondered how I’d lived all those years with a peanut-less Pad Thai.

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This gluten free Pad Thai recipe uses fish sauce instead of soy sauce. I’d always made my gluten free peanut butter noodles with soy sauce instead, but trust me, you need to make the switch to fish sauce as soon as possible. It adds some depth to the flavors that I didn’t know I was lacking, and it creates an overall lighter sauce. It’s just one of those small tweaks that really makes a world of difference.

Also, on the subject of peanut butter, I’m begging you to use natural peanut butter. It aids in that naturally light sauce, so you’re not eating a mouthful of sweet, sticky peanut butter with your noodles. You all know that I love a good creamy, sticky sauce for pasta, like my gluten free no drain mac 'n' cheese, but this is definitely one recipe you want to make light.

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Making these two slight changes to the ingredients makes a light, salty, vinegary sauce, and I honestly can’t eat Pad Thai any other way now.

I also added scrambled eggs for the first time with this recipe, and I’m so glad that I did! It’s a fabulous source for a little extra protein, and it really helps add an additional complexity and different flavor to the dish. 

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Gluten Free Pad Thai Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 7 ounces Gluten Free Rice Sticks, Half a 14 ounce bag
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 pound Chicken, Cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 Zucchini Squash, Cut into bite sized strips
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Cut into bite sized strips
  • 1/2 cup Peanuts
  • 1/4 cup Fish Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Ginger

Directions

  1. Prepare the gluten free rice sticks according to the package directions.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. In a small bowl beat the eggs. Scramble the eggs in the skillet and remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Drizzle a little oil in the skillet, season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper and add it to the skillet. Cook until golden brown and cooked through.
  4. Add the zucchini, red bell pepper, and peanuts and cook until tender.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients, stir the peanut butter into the liquid until smooth, and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the rice sticks and scrambled eggs and toss to coat. 

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Author: Brianna Hobbs
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 137
Calories 508

% Daily Value*
26%
Total Fat 17g
9%
  Saturated Fat 2g
1%
Sodium 14mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate 54g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 3g
  Sugars 9g
75%
Protein 38g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Brianna Hobbs

About Brianna

Brianna is the blogger behind Flippin' Delicious, which we think is a perfectly apt name for everything you'll find on her site. Here on Food Fanatic, you'll find her helping to make gluten free dinners everyone can enjoy.