Keep it mellow or spice it up! Either way this nourishing soup will be a family favorite!
Peel and dice sweet potato, peel and chop onion
Heat a medium sized stock pot on med/high heat for 60 seconds. Add oil and heat until hot but not smoking. Add onions and sweet potatoes. Lower heat to medium and cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently
While onions and sweet potatoes cook, slice rotisserie chicken (or if cooking your own chicken breast: saute slices in olive oil for a few minutes on each side until cooked through.)
When onions are caramelized and sweet potatoes are cooked through and edges browned, use a spatula to remove from pan. Set aside
Add broth, coconut milk, 1 tablespoon fish sauce and 1 tablespoon sambal oelek to pot and whisk well. Bring to a boil
Add noodles and cook one minute less than cooking time indicates, turn off heat (most pad Thai noodles take about five minutes)
Add sweet potatoes and onions back into pot, add rotisserie chicken and lime juice, stir well. Now taste. If you feel the soup needs more heat or salt, add up to another tablespoon fish sauce and/or sambal oelek. Stir and serve!