Thai Chicken Tacos


A rich, aromatic marinade of soy sauce, garlic and cilantro imparts incredible flavor to the chicken tenders in these Thai tacos.

Thai Chicken Tacos
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
30 mins
8 tacos


  • 1 lime, halved

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts or tenders, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ teaspoon hot chili sauce (such as Sriracha)

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 16 corn tortillas, heated

  • 1 recipe Cabbage Slaw

Cabbage Slaw

  • 2 cup shredded napa cabbage

  • ½ cup shredded carrot (1 medium)

  • ½ cup sliced green onions (4)

  • cup sliced radishes

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped peanuts (optional)

  • ¼ cup rice vinegar


  1. Juice one lime half (about 1 tablespoon); cut remaining half in wedges. In bowl stir together chicken, cilantro, shallot, garlic, the 1 tablespoon lime juice, fish sauce, soy sauce, pepper, and chili sauce. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour. In large skillet cook chicken mixture in hot oil over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked, stirring occasionally.

  2. To serve, layer two tortillas. Top with chicken and Cabbage Slaw. Serve with remaining slaw and lime wedges.

Cabbage Slaw

  1. In a medium bowl combine cabbage, carrot, green onions, radishes, cilantro, and, if desired, peanuts. Add vinegar; toss gently to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
11g Fat
55g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 596mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 31.9mg 159%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 773mg 16%
Folate, total 68.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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