Paleo Chicken Pad Thai

Sometimes you just want something that resembles take out food, am I right?  Well if you are missing your favorite Pad Thai dish, look no further. This recipe takes minimum time to put together and will make you forget about rice noodles and peanuts as a requirement for Pad Thai.


  • 2 lbs of boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 3 carrots, peeled
  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup almond butter, I used smooth
  • 1/3 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • cashews, chopped
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • salt to taste (if using almond butter with salt, wait until the end to salt or you could end up with a salty mess)


  • Gather all your ingredients

  • Shave the carrots and zucchini into noodle like pieces using a vegetable peeler.

  • Heat a dutch oven or wok over medium heat.  Add in coconut oil then chicken.  Cook for 4 minutes then flip chicken over, and cook until no longer pink inside.
  • Remove chicken from pot and add in sliced onion and shallot. Cook until onions have softened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • While onions are cooking, mix together almond butter, coconut aminos, fish sauce, and ginger in a medium size bowl.
  • Once onions are done cooking, add chicken back into pot along with sauce and coat.  Now add in vegetable noodles and mix everything to coat noodles with sauce.
  • Remove pot from heat.
  • Garnish with cashews and cilantro.

9 thoughts on “Paleo Chicken Pad Thai

  1. I just tried this recipe, literally minutes ago, I finished my last bite… and it was AMAZING! My kids even like it… that is like, impossible! Thank you for sharing this!

  2. We made this the other day and it was AMAZING! Even better the day after we made it (I packed it for lunch). Highlyyyyy recommend this recipe for those who love pad thai! Will be making it again this week 🙂

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  4. So I just found your website this weekend while looking for recipes. This recipe intrigued me so I made the pad thai tonight for my husband and me. And we LOVED it. My husband is a great sport and lets me try out new recipes on him (he is far from Paleo) and he said he would definitely love this dish again! I am sensitive to almonds and carrots, among many foods, so I substituted cashew butter for the almond butter and Japanese sweet potato for the carrots.
    Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe!!

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  6. I can already tell this is going to be a FAVORITE and used in the bi weekly rotation. Thanks for the great recipe!!

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