Thai Tacos

By Ingrid Gangestad

So many flavor options, and they are all delicious! Corn or flour tortillas? Green or red curry paste? Red or green cabbage? Yum!

  • Yield: Serves 6 (2 tacos each)
  • Course: Lunch

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  • 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, gingerroot 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.