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GP’s Pad See Ew


In this goopy version of a takeout classic, we clean things up by using brown rice noodles instead of white, coconut oil for frying, and honey to sweeten.

Serves 2 to 4

⅓ cup tamari

2 teaspoons fish sauce

1½ teaspoons honey

1 teaspoon coconut vinegar

1 tablespoon coconut aminos

½ teaspoon salt

juice of ½ lime

4 ounces brown rice noodles

1 teaspoon sesame oil

4 tablespoons coconut oil, divided

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

1 chicken breast (about ½ pound), thinly sliced

1 small bunch Chinese broccoli, broccoli rabe, or broccolini—stalks and florets separated

1 egg, beaten

lime wedges, to serve

¼ green Thai chili or ½ serrano chili, thinly sliced, to serve

1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

2. Soak the noodles according to package directions for stir-frying, then drain and rinse under cold water. Toss in a bowl with the sesame oil to keep the noodles from clumping up and set aside.

3. Heat a wok over a high flame. Add 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to the pan, then add the garlic and stir quickly until it begins to turn golden and fragrant. Add the slices of chicken and continue stirring so that the garlic and chicken are nicely combined and neither is getting too brown.

4. After about 4 minutes, add the broccoli stalks and cook for another 2 minutes. Now add the broccoli florets and the soaked noodles and toss to combine, adding a splash of water if needed to loosen up the noodles.

5. Pour in the sauce, tossing and stirring constantly until all the noodles, chicken, and vegetables are well coated.

6. Reduce the heat to medium-high and push the mixture to one side of the wok. Add another tablespoon of coconut oil and the beaten egg to the empty side, stirring with a wooden spoon until the egg is just set and the broccoli is cooked through.

7. Serve with sliced chili and lime wedges.