Thai Red Curry Chicken Tacos

  • Yield
  • Prep 5 min
  • Cook 15 min

East meets West in chicken tacos with Asian red curry flare.

Natalie Wiser-Orzo


1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup organic coconut milk
2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
1 teaspoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno
1 clove garlic, finely minced
6 radishes, thinly sliced
1 carrot, peeled into thin strips
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro
2 limes, cut into six wedges each
12 six inch corn tortillas
Peanut Dressing
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Sriracha
3 tablespoons warm water


For The Tacos

  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Butterfly each chicken breast, so that they cook quickly, and season them with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the olive oil to the pan, and add the chicken breasts, cooking for about 5 minutes each side.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, red curry paste, and fish sauce.
  5. When the chicken is cooked through, reserve to a plate to cool.
  6. Add the jalapeño and garlic to the pan, cooking for about one minute, then add in the curry sauce mixture, and stir until combined. Turn the heat down to low, and simmer.
  7. Once the chicken breasts are cool enough to handle, shred, then add to the sauce mixture.

For the Peanut Dressing
Whisk all ingredients until well combined
Taco Assembly

  1. Wrap the tortillas in a damp cloth, and warm in the microwave on high for 30 – 45 seconds.
  2. Divide the chicken mixture among the 12 tortillas, about ¼ cup for each taco.
  3. Top the tacos with the radish and carrots, drizzle with about a teaspoon of peanut sauce, and top with cilantro.
  4. Put three lime wedges per plate of tacos, and serve.

Recipe Courtesy of Natalie Wiser-Orozco at The Devil Wears Parsley



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