Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Thai Chicken Tacos

Do you need a taste sensation to liven up your weeknight meal rotation? Then look no further. These Thai chicken tacos have just the right amount of kick, and are complimented by a crunchy, vinegar-dressed slaw. They are delicious! You won't even miss the cheese and sour cream, I promise.

Start by preparing the chicken. In a large bowl (preferably one that has a lid!) combine the chopped chicken, the shallot,

garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce,

red pepper flakes, lime juice

and chili sauce.

Stir this up so that all the chicken pieces are coated with all the spicy goodness, then cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, and up to 4 hours.

Before you cook the chicken, assemble the slaw. In a bowl, combine the coleslaw, green onions,


and peanuts.

Drizzle with rice vinegar, then toss to combine. Now, cook the chicken. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken

and cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked through, about 3-5 minutes. Remove the chicken to a bowl.

Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet for 20-30 seconds per side.

To assemble the tacos, spoon the slaw into each tortilla

then top with chicken.

Serve the tacos with any remaining slaw and lime wedges. And get ready to make these a regular part of your dinner rotation!

One year ago: Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Two years ago: Twisted Chicken Tetrazzini

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Thai Chicken Tacos

For the chicken:
1 lime
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or 1 1/2 tsp. dried
1 large shallot, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. hot chili sauce (Sriracha)
1 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil

For the slaw:
2 1/2 cups prepared coleslaw
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/3 cup sliced radishes
1/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
1/4 cup rice vinegar

8 corn tortillas

In a large bowl, stir together the chicken, cilantro, shallot, garlic, 1 Tbsp. lime juice from the lime, fish sauce, soy sauce, red pepper flakes and chili sauce. Cover; refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.

Meanwhile, just before cooking chicken, prepare slaw. In a bowl, combine coleslaw, green onions, radishes and peanuts. Add rice vinegar; toss to coat.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is cooked through, 3-5 minutes.

Heat tortillas in a dry skillet for 20-30 seconds on each side.

To serve, divide slaw between the tortillas and top with chicken. Serve with lime wedges and any remaining slaw. Makes 8 tacos.

adapted from Better Homes and Gardens


  1. It looks so yummy! Love the recipe.Great shots too. Thanks for sharing. You got a beautiful space here!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  2. I am pinning this so I can make it this week for dinner. Yummy, yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Your recipe looks so good. I would love it if you came over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  4. Your tai tacos seem like something I could actually make! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  5. This looks soooo good. I would love it if you stopped by tomorrow for "Turning the Table Thursday" to share some of your recipes with us. (link opens at midnight EST on Weds)

    I hope to see you there!

    Around My Family Table

  6. This sounds like a great lunch or dinner. I love Thai and I never thought of Thai and tacos. Fabulous idea.

  7. Hrm, I nearly have all these ingredients! I'll have to try this out in the next couple of days. Thanks.

  8. These tacos are such a creative twist on tacos and I love the Thai ingredients/flavors!

  9. Hi, I just wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday and I hope you join me again tomorrow and share more of your great recipes!
    I hope to see you tomorrow!

  10. That you for coming by Foodie Wednesday last week and sharing this great recipe.

    I never had a taco with crunchy slaw. What a wonderful twist.

    Hope to see you there again this week!

  11. Just love Thai food and how you combined it with tacos in this recipe! Now following and hope you'll stop by and check out my blog too and consider following back. Every Thursday evening I post my "Fresh Food Friday" recipe blog hop where 7 posts are featured each week. I'd love to have you join us!

  12. I've definitely got to try these!!

    If you get a chance, I'd love for you to share this recipe at today's Menu Mondays recipe link up: http://myfaithandfamily.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/menu-mondays-mini-cherry-cheesecakes/


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