Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thai Chicken Tacos

I am totally obsessed with Thai style food right now. I crave it all the time. I think it is my new soul food. I just can’t get enough of the salty, sweet, sour, crispy awesomeness!

These Thai Chicken Tacos are so great. All the flavor of traditional Thai food but stuffed into a tortilla, so so good!

What you need,

2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips
½ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
1/3 cup tamari
¼ cup fish sauce
2 tbsp. sambal oelek (chili paste with garlic)
2 tbsp. sriracha
2 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves of garlic, minced

For the peanut sauce,
¼ cup peanut butter
3 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. tamari
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. sambal oelek
1 tbsp. fresh ginger, grated
1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 tsp. sriracha (make it as hot as you like it!)

For the tacos
8-12 small corn or flour tortillas
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 cup carrots, julienned
¼ cup red pepper, julienned
½ cup cucumber, thinly sliced, stir a splash of rice wine vinegar, a pinch of salt and a tsp. of toasted sesame seeds to make a quick pickle
Fresh parsley or cilantro leaves
Green onion, thinly sliced

Start by making the marinade for the chicken. In a bowl whisk together the brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, tamari, fish sauce, sambal oelek, sriracha, ginger and garlic. Pour over the chicken and stir well to coat. Marinate in the fridge for several hours or overnight.

Make the peanut sauce by whisking together the peanut butter, brown sugar, tamari, lime juice, sambal oelek, ginger, garlic and sriracha until smooth.
You can make the sauce ahead of time as well and keep it in the fridge.

Cook the chicken in a non-stick pan over medium high heat for 5-6 minutes until brown and crisp and cooked through. Remove the chicken to a plate.

Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet for 30 seconds.

To assemble the tacos pile on a little of the chicken, red cabbage, carrots, red peppers, cucumber pickle, parsley or cilantro or both if you are feeling crazy and green onion.

Drizzle the peanut sauce over the top of each taco.

You are going to love these tacos. I want to eat them every day!
Yum Yum!



Recipe adapted from Mountain Mama Cooks

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