A kickin’ chicken taco of this caliber is not to be underestimated. Sure, this is an inexpensive, family-friendly weeknight dinner… but it’s a cool inexpensive, family-friendly weeknight dinner. Also, it’s just a ridiculously tasty recipe. For more meals like it, grab a copy of Julie Grimes’s $10 Dinners: Delicious Meals for a Family of 4 that Don't Break the Bank.

Julie Grimes
Recipe by Oxmoor House


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tacos)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Whisk together 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, and 1 1/2 tsp. honey in a small bowl. Add soy mixture to bag with chicken; seal. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes, turning bag over after 15 minutes. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade.

  • Place 1/3 cup cornstarch in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt. Dredge chicken in cornstarch; shake off excess. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of coated chicken; sauté 6 minutes or until done, turning to brown on all sides. Remove chicken from pan using a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Repeat the procedure with remaining 1 Tbsp. canola oil and coated chicken.

  • Whisk together remaining 2 Tbsp. soy sauce and 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch in a large microwave safe bowl. Add 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, 1 1/2 tsp. honey, vinegar, and sambal; whisk until well blended. Microwave at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring twice. Stir in garlic. Add chicken, peanuts, and celery to bowl with sauce; toss.

  • Toast tortillas under broiler until lightly blistered or heat according to package directions. Divided chicken filling evenly among warm tortillas; top tacos with bell pepper and green onions; serve with lime wedges.