June 15, 2011
Better Homes and Gardens Thai Chicken Tacos
When I was younger and lived in a much larger city, I would go out to ethnic restaurants almost weekly. Since moving 2500 miles away to a much smaller city, my ethnic food options have become more limited. There are a number of Chinese restaurants, but only one over-priced Thai option. To make up for this unfortunate situation I have been trying to make a variety of southeast Asian dishes for my family. The June issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine had a recipe for Thai chicken tacos that looked interesting and would introduce new flavors to my children.
This recipe goes together very quickly. The majority of the work is prepping the veggies for the slaw, with the actual cooking time being less than 5 minutes. The chicken does have to marinate for an hour to soak up the flavor, but it could easily be prepped in the morning and kept in the fridge until dinner. I was pleasantly surprised that my local grocery store had multiple brands of fish sauce available, so I had no problems finding any ingredients.
Everything about this dish was a big hit with my family. My husband was especially impressed with the slaw and thought the tacos were some of the best that he had ever had, Thai, Tex-Mex, or otherwise. I liked that this dish is full of flavor, but takes very little time to prepare. My children took apart their tacos and ate all their chicken happily and ate leftovers the next day. I would even recommend the slaw as a flavorful salad for those on a diet or just trying to eat more veggies. This will be a recipe that I will have on standby to use in the future, especially for a busy weeknight meal.
For the recipe go to Better Homes and Gardens Thai Chicken Tacos.