Thai Chicken Tacos

Published by Deanna Yates on

Thai Chicken Tacos

Have you ever tried Thai Chicken Tacos? Do you find mixing world cuisines interesting or scary?

I’ll admit, I am the type of person who loves to share meals when I eat out because I hate having to pick just one thing so the idea of getting 2-for-1 flavors in a meal have me interested. And let me tell you…the combination of these two delicious cuisines (Mexican and Thai) with the added bonus of colorful veggies make these tacos a hit in our household.

It helps that they come together pretty easily and work great as leftovers too. With all of that, what’s not to like?

Another reason I love to make tacos is because we have discovered that our daughter loves burritos. I mean, L-O-V-E, loves them.This love was discovered one day at Chipotle when she and I shared an order of soft tacos and I turned hers into a burrito “like Daddy’s”. Now, I don’t know about you, but when my toddler likes food that I actually approve of, I do a big happy dance inside and figure out ways to incorporate it more often.

That’s where these tacos come in. They are made with corn tortillas, but I serve her taco rolled up in a small flour tortilla – just like a burrito. She’ll even eat some of the veggies this way so I am one happy mama. Of course, I add cheese to her’s too which is another love of hers.

Mom and Dad love that we can eat tacos (again!) and not repeat the same flavors in regular Mexican tacos week in and week out. Sometimes it’s just the little things in life, ya know? But, honestly, these Thai Chicken Tacos are super yummy and don’t take too much to put together. Some of the ingredients like fish sauce may be an investment if you have not cooked many Thai meals, but consider it worth it since you can use it in other meals like Thai Chicken Pizza (recipe coming soon!) – YUM.
And just look at that colorful plate. It makes me feel healthy just looking at it. These Thai chicken tacos were delicious and I highly encourage you to try adding them into your menu rotation.

Want to make these for your family? Consider saving this recipe on Pinterest so you can come back to it anytime you want.

Thai Chicken Tacos

A delicious combination of Mexican street tacos and Thai chicken make for an easy family dinner even the kids will enjoy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Thai
Keyword: Tacos
Servings: 4 people



  • 1 pound chicken breast thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 lime halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 16 corn tortillas

Quick Cabbage Slaw

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage mix
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 3 radishes sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar


  • In a medium bowl, combine garlic, cilantro, shallot, fish sauce, soy sauce, and juice from half of the lime. Stir in chicken. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • While chicken is marinating, make the Quick Cabbage Slaw. In a medium bowl, combine cabbage, carrot, green onions, radishes, cilantro and vinegar. Toss gently to coat. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil and cook chicken mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • To heat tortillas, wrap in tin foil and warm in oven at 350 F for 10 minutes. Or wrap in damp paper towels and microwave for 30 seconds on high.
  • To serve, layer two tortillas and top with chicken followed by Cabbage Slaw. Serve with extra slaw, lime wedges, and Sriracha or Asian chili sauce.
Categories: Recipes


Olive · April 26, 2019 at 6:18 am

I was born in Thailand so I was reluctant and hesitant to try this at first as it seemed a bit sacrilegious! So I pinned it for later thinking I’d come around and now I don’t see the recipe!

    Deanna Yates · April 26, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Olive. Thank you for letting me know. It looks like I am having a technical issue with a plugin. I will fix it and let you know when the recipe is back up.

    Deanna Yates · April 28, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Hi Olive. I was able to get the recipe updated so you should now see it at the bottom of the post. Let me know if you have any questions and how the tacos turn out.

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