Kung Pao Tacos for #TacoTuesday

Fusion food goin’ up on a Tuesday! Grab your left overs if you have any, or start from scratch. Either way, these are to die for, and you can eat your leftovers with rice the next day.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 tacos
Energy 418kcals
Fats 19.1g
Cholesterol 86mg
Protein 25.2g
Carbohydrates 39.3g
Sodium 531mg
Fiber 4.0g
Sugars 5.3g
Prep Time- 25 Minutes
Cook Time- 30 Minutes

Here’s what you need…

  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh chile paste
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped dry-roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 cup diagonally sliced celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 4 lime wedges

Let’s get cookin, good lookin!

  1. Place chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add 1 tablespoon soy sauce to bag; seal. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place 1/4 cup cornstarch in a shallow dish. Sprinkle the chicken evenly with salt. Add chicken to cornstarch in dish, and toss chicken to thoroughly coat. Shake off excess cornstarch.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of coated chicken; sauté for 6 minutes or until done, turning to brown. Remove chicken from pan using a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Repeat the procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil and coated chicken.
  3. Combine remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, honey, and next 3 ingredients (through sambal oelek) in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Microwave at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring twice. Stir in garlic. Combine soy sauce mixture, chicken, peanuts, and celery; toss to coat chicken.
  4. Toast tortillas under broiler or on a griddle until lightly blistered, turning frequently. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates; divide chicken mixture evenly among tortillas. Top each taco with green onions and bell pepper strips; serve with lime wedges.

 

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