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Asian Chicken Tacos
with chimichurri crema / corn on the cob

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These quick and easy tacos feature a mashup of flavors, but the creamy sauce made from leftover Asian chimichurri is the real star.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Asian Chicken Tacos:
  • Chicken breast, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, sliced into thin strips
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Avocado - 1, sliced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn or flour - 12
  • Baby spinach - 2 oz (sub any greens)
Chimichurri Crema:
  • Asian Chimichurri (leftover from Tuesday) - 1/4 cup
  • Sour cream - 3/4 cup
Corn on the Cob:
  • Corn on the cob - 4 ears, husked
  • Butter (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Make chimichurri crema - Whisk together chimichurri and sour cream. (Can be done 5 days ahead)
  2. Corn - Shuck corn. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Season chicken - Slice chicken into thin strips. Toss with ground coriander, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Avocados / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water (for the corn) to a boil.
  2. When water is boiling add corn and boil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet or wok with oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and let it cook on one side until golden brown. Flip and then saute until chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes more.
  4. Warm tortillas according to package directions.
  5. Fill tortillas with spinach, chicken, avocados, tomatoes, and chimichurri crema. Brush warm corn with butter. Enjoy tacos with corn on the cob.

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Reviews

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Vegetarian (7)

16 reviews

If I make these again, I'd bake the tofu. They just never seem to come out quite right when I pan fry. Chimichurri was pretty good.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Jul 27, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Loved the chimichurri crema. We used plain yogurt instead of sour cream. No corn on the cob yet in Montana so just had the tacos, which were delicious.

By: Nancy
Posted: Jul 01, 2021
Diet: Original
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Delicious, easy

By: Kayla
Posted: Jul 01, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
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Chimichurri sauce is always a winner. In this dish, it's no different. A great meal that can be customized for each family member.

By: Johanna
Posted: Jun 22, 2021
Diet: Original
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Really good! The crema was delicious and overall easy to make with ingredients we had around already.

By: Theresa
Posted: Jun 18, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
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A new favorite! Enjoyed everything about this meal - the taste and how easy it was to come together.

By: Sarah
Posted: Jun 12, 2021
Diet: Original
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