Slow-Cooker Pad Thai

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
I love pad thai, but I hate standing over a hot stir-fry—especially in summer. This slow-cooker version lets me keep my cool and enjoy pad thai too. —Shawn Barto, Winter Garden, Florida


  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 to 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce or additional soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 8 ounces uncooked Asian lo mein noodles
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Place chicken in a 1-1/2- or 3-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the next 6 ingredients; pour over chicken. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, about 4 hours. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Shred chicken with 2 forks and return to slow cooker.
  2. In a large saucepan, cook noodles according to package directions. In a small nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Pour in eggs; cook and stir until eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains.
  3. Drain noodles. Stir eggs and noodles into slow cooker. Top with green onions, peanuts and cilantro.

Can you freeze Slow-Cooker Pad Thai?

Freeze cooled chicken mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add broth or water if necessary. Prepare noodles and eggs as directed; stir into chicken mixture. Garnish as directed

Test Kitchen tips
  • You can easily substitute chicken thighs for breasts in this recipe.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 482 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 157mg cholesterol, 891mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.