What does one make with a fresh batch of Thai Peanut Sauce? Why, Thai Chicken Tacos, of course!!
Ok, ok, I admit that I was initially planning on making a Thai chicken pizza. But the idea occurred to me to skip the step of making the dough and waiting for it to rise (keyword: waiting), and instead just layer the ingredients into some tortillas and call it good!
And holy smokes, were these good!!!
All of the classic Thai chicken pizza flavors came together perfectly in these tacos. I loved the zesty chicken, fresh cabbage, bean sprouts, cilantro and lime juice paired with the lightness of the fresh tortillas. But of course, if I’m going to be honest, the peanut sauce is what really stole the show. I’ve decided that peanut sauce is pretty much the “Nutella” of the savory world for me…it always turns each dish into a winner. So good!
But perhaps the best part of these Thai chicken tacos that they literally took less than 15 minutes to make. Just saute up the chicken, add the fixin’s, drizzle with peanut sauce and sprinkle with lime juice, and these are on the table and ready to be inhaled enjoyed in no time. :)
Thai Chicken Tacos are filled with flavor, and a breeze to make!
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
salt and pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4–6 small tortillas
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup Thai peanut sauce, homemade or storebought
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
In a large bowl or a Ziplock bag, toss the bite-sized chicken pieces with the rice vinegar and soy sauce until evenly coated. Let marinate for anywhere from 15 minutes to 4 hours.
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon, and add to pan. Season immediately with salt and pepper. Saute for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
Lay out tortillas on a work surface. Portion out the shredded cabbage, bean sprouts and cooked chicken into the center of each tortilla. Drizzle the chicken in each tortilla with Thai peanut sauce. Then top with cilantro and green onions.
Yes yes yes!!!!! I love these!
Oh my these are making me hungry!!!!
Oh my! I just got excited looking at these pictures! Thai Chicken Tacos!!! That is amazing!
Love these flavors and tacos are my favorite!
Perfect idea, I love this! I actually might make a grocery run to make these tonight!
These look great Ali and I love the flavor combo. I always set out to make something and then change my mind right before I cook to something easier.
These might be the most gorgeous tacos I’ve ever seen! Delicious too! :)
YUM! I have made a version of these before, and yes they are SO delicious! I think I would eat that peanut sauce off a table though. Your photos are gorgeous!
Seriously – I need these right now!!
These look really yummy and I love the bright colors! I have got to try these out!
The combination of colours look amazing a perfect recipe for spring. And the photographs are beautiful too :)
These look great! I was going to make a Thai chicken salad tonight!
Peanut sauce to me is the king of all sauces. It can make anything taste good. Taco’s are a regular thing in my household and I am excited to switch up the flavors with this recipe. I am gonna make it for dinner tonight!
In love with these tacos, Ali! Such a great idea!
Yum! I love thai food, and have made a thai pizza but never tacos. These look supreme!
This is hands down the most delicious looking chicken tacos I’ve ever seen! That sauce will haunt me until I make it.. I just know it!
Good one, sometimes I don’t feel like waiting for a pizza dough :) Yummy combination of flavors.
Just ate some buffalo chicken pizza for dinner, but now I have a serious craving for Thai tacos! These are gorgeous!
Gorgeous pictures of the bright colours in this dish! I totally agree about peanut sauce – I’ve never had a savory peanut dish I didn’t like. Love the idea of using it in these tacos!
There is nothing better than thai chicken anything! These are gorgeous Ali!
I have to admit that I’ve never had Thai chicken anything. I don’t know why, it actually sounds quite yummy! And these tacos are beautiful. Pizza is always great but I think I’d be happy with these. :)
Easy, tasty and pretty?! Perfect! :)
Gorgeous! And so fresh! It makes Spring feel like it’s already here!
Oh my word….. MUST. HAVE. NOW. They look awesome!
I just completely died right now.
Although I would’ve been excited to see Thai Chicken Pizza, my laziness thanks you for these tacos instead! Heehee I’m so busy at college that waiting for dough to rise is typically too much for my impatient self. Tacos, however, are PERFECT for dinner! YUMMM!
Enjoy your weekend!
I’m dying here — these look ah-mazing!!!
Love the flavours in these!
Oh my, you’ve got to love a quick meal that only looks complicated. These are beautiful :)
These look fantastic! I love any rendition of the taco and these are a fun twist!!
So colorful! I love it! I think I will try this with fish after my 40 day vegetarian challenge is complete. :)
Love this! And 15 min recipes are much needed in this house!
these are getting made in our house VERY soon!
Woah Mamma! These look amazing Ali! That photo. Wow.
These look absolutely wonderful. Tacos are by far one of my favorite things to eat. Yum!
These look so gorgeous and vibrant, Ali!
Hi Ali! I had been dying to try making your famous peanut sauce and I must admit it lived up to the hype. It was a huge hit. The tacos however, were a little dry – any recommendation on seasoning the cabbage/sprouts? I marinated the chicken for four hours and the soy/rice vinegar flavor that I love didn’t seem to hold up. I just had to use sooo much peanut sauce I was wondering about a modification. Love your blog – Thanks!
Just made these including the peanut sauce. My family is still asking why I hadn’t made these before. Beyond yummy!!
Thank you!! This will be a new staple in our home!
I cannot stop making these. Someone, please send help. They are delicious and I cannot and will not stop making them.
Oh delicious, i love this sort of food, Great recipe.
These were awesome!!
Easy peasy is “mai phen rai” in thai ?
I kicked this up by adding chili flakes to the marinade. I also added a dash of sesame oil, soy sauce, chili peppers, garlic and ginger powder to the bean sprout mix. I was also going to add chopped cashews, but forgot! Cooked chicken in sesame and olive oil. Great taste, fresh and flavorful. I will try it with cashews next time.