Thai Chicken Tacos
These Thai Chicken (or tofu!) tacos are AMAZING! I make with tofu all of the time. Often times I will have a salad with the leftovers the next day for lunch.
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THAI CHICKEN TACOS
Chicken and marinade
1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts (or shrimp, tofu, lean beef, etc.), sliced in bite-sized pieces.
Ingredients for Marinade:
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp. sriracha (optional)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. peeled and minced ginger
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 tsp. peeled and finely minced ginger
1 tsp. sriracha (optional)
2 Tbsp. hot water
1-3 teaspoons maple syrup (optional)
Optional Taco Toppings
Shredded cabbage or lettuce
Whisk all marinade ingredients. Place protein in marinade. An easy way to do this is a large gallon sized plastic bag or a shallow glass bowl with a lid. Refrigerate at least 2 hours (if you can) or up to overnight.
Blend peanut butter, lime, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and siracha (if using) in a blender or food processor. Add hot water a teaspoon at a time until desired consistency (should be similar to something like ranch dressing). Taste and add more siracha or lime juice. Add maple syrup if desired. I usually use about a teaspoon of this. Peanut sauce can be made and kept for several days in advance.
Heat large pan at medium high heat. Add a Tablespoon of olive oil. Drain excess marinade and add meat; stir frequently. Cook until no pink center. This won’t take long! Sometimes I throw in some peppers and/onions about 2 minutes prior to the protein.
Place meat in soft or crunchy taco shell. Drizzle with peanut sauce and use any desired toppings for extra taste, crunch, and nutrition!
For a salad, place cooked protein on a bed of lettuce and drizzle with peanut sauce. IF you make peanut sauce in advance, it will get pretty thick in the fridge. Just thin it out with some hot water.
Recipe is adapted from Cooking Classy (cookingclassy.com)