Chicken Tacos with Toasted Sesame Ginger

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chicken tacos sesame ginger victoria gourmet recipe

Tacos are a fusion of flavors and textures. These chicken tacos are no exception - tender shredded chicken in a sweet, tangy and umami sauce with crunchy peanuts and crisp lettuce, makes a delicious meal anytime. 

Ingredients

8 bone-in chicken thighs
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 limes, 1 juiced, 1 cut into wedges
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
1 head bib or Boston lettuce
12 tortillas, corn or flour
1/2 cup peanuts
Cilantro, optional
Shallot, optional

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Total Time: 
40 minutes
Serving size: 
4

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
2. Coat chicken with canola oil and 2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Ginger. Add to prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160ºF. Set aside.
3. Stack tortillas in foil and place in oven with chicken for 10 minutes, or until warmed.
4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar and remaining tablespoon Toasted Sesame Ginger. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened. Off heat, stir in lime juice and sesame oil.
5. Remove the bone from the chicken and shred with two forks. Stir into the soy glaze.
6. Add a piece of lettuce to the middle of each tortilla, fill with chicken. Garnish with peanuts and if using add pickled shallots, cilantro and sriracha.

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Recipe Tip:
To make pickled shallots, thinly slice 2 shallots and add to jar. Fill with equal parts rice vinegar and water just to cover. Add 1/2 teaspoon each salt and granulated sugar. Cover and shake vigorously until salt and sugar are dissolved.
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