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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Thai Chicken Tacos

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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (Thai Chicken Tacos)

454 calories; 11 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 596 mg sodium. 773 mg potassium; 55 g carbohydrates; 9 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 34 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 3256 IU vitamin a; 32 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 15 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 69 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 172 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Cabbage Slaw

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

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Reviews (4)

55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2018
This was a much easier version than another recipe I used. I grilled the chicken after marinading and discarded the marinade. I used red cabbage slaw sold in a bag with grated carrots, which helped eliminate wasted cabbage. The missing element in this was peanut sauce instead of peanuts, which you can buy in a bottle, ready for the next time you use it. I let each person use it like taco sauce, according to taste, and also offered the sriracha sauce for those who wanted more heat. Delicious. Careful with the sriracha, it is much hotter than you expect! I used gluten free tortillas and gluten free soy sauce and that was the only modification needed for my dietary needs.
Rating: Unrated
01/30/2018
2 stars, OK, but not nearly as flavorful as expected. Used bagged slaw, which was a nice crunch. Radishes add no flavor, just looks, so don't dash out & buy any. Add peanuts as you assemble so they don't get soggy and use more---they add good flavor & crunch. Slaw was definitely missing "something". Thought they were bad on corn tortillas, much better on flour. Cooked until most liquid reduced to make a thicker coating on chicken, so not drippy.
Rating: Unrated
07/13/2013
My husband found this recipe in tucked away in our recipe drawer and we loved it! We enjoyed it so much that we've had it two weeks in a row (and this is week two :) The only thing we did differently is we only used one corn tortilla per taco (to save calories) and it worked out fine. Also, I prefer sprinkling the peanuts on each taco. That tiny bit of texture is really nice for each bite. Great recipe with lots of regular items found in my fridge. I've already shared it with one friend and will probably share it with others. Thanks.
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Rating: Unrated
08/28/2014
These are so quick and easy to put together! The marinade is really flavorful, but doesn't reduce much when you cook the chicken, so our tacos were kind of drippy (technical term, I know). I used a bag of prepackage coleslaw mix rather than shredding the cabbage and carrots. I could have gone for a little more flavor in the coleslaw. I let it sit for a couple of hours so the cabbage kind of softened up, which I definitely recommend doing.