Thai Tacos

By: Ingrid Gangestad

  • Yield:

    6 (2 tacos each) Servings

  • Course:



2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
1 tablespoon finely chopped gingerroot
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons red or green Thai curry paste
1 tablespoon fish sauce
12 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas, or hard taco shells, warmed
shredded cabbage or carrot
chopped fresh cilantro
lime wedges
Sriracha sauce, if desired
chopped peanuts, if desired


  1. In an 11-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Sauté chicken breasts in oil 5 minutes per side. Add 1/2 cup water; reduce heat. Cover and simmer chicken 5 to 8 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from skillet. Cool 5 minutes; shred chicken with 2 forks. Wipe skillet clean with paper towel.
  2. Heat remaining oil in same skillet over medium heat. Sauté bell pepper, ginger root and garlic 1 minute. Stir in coconut milk, curry paste and fish sauce. Stir in shredded chicken; heat through.
  3. Divide chicken mixture among tortillas. Top with cabbage, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. Drizzle with sriracha sauce and sprinkle with peanuts.