Faux Pho Chicken Tacos

This fresh and flavorful chicken taco is inspired by pho - a popular Vietnamese soup. The ‘faux pho’ toppings -Thai basil, fresh chiles and crunchy ramen noodles – are the key to these awesome tacos. Pair with a Thai Basil MOJITarita.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Chicken and Marinade

2
medium green onions, chopped
1/4
cup soy sauce
1
teaspoon sambal oelek chili garlic sauce
1
teaspoon Sriracha sauce
1
tablespoon packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into strips

Sriracha Mayonnaise

1/3
cup mayonnaise
1 1/2
teaspoons Sriracha sauce
1
teaspoon fresh lime juice

Tortillas and Toppings

1/2
package (3 oz) ramen noodle soup mix (any flavor)
8
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos and fajitas (6 inch), heated as directed on package
2
medium jalapeño chiles, seeded, cut into thin strips
3/4
cup fresh Thai basil leaves
1
lime, cut into wedges
  • 1 In 1-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix chicken and marinade ingredients. Seal bag. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Drain chicken; discard marinade. Place chicken in skillet. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until browned on both sides and chicken is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix Sriracha mayonnaise ingredients. In another small bowl, break apart ramen noodles. (Reserve seasoning packing for another use.)
  • 4 Spoon chicken on each tortilla. Top with Sriracha mayonnaise, jalapeño strips, basil leaves and crushed ramen. Serve with lime wedges.

Expert Tips

To make a Thai Basil MOJITarita: Add 2 teaspoons light agave nectar and 1/2 oz fresh lime juice to highball glass. Tear 4 fresh Thai basil leaves and add to glass; gently break up basil with muddler or spoon. Add 1 oz blanco tequila; fill glass with ice. Top with 2 oz chilled club soda; stir gently. Garnish with lime wedge and additional basil leaves. Makes 1 drink.

If sambal oelek chili garlic sauce cannot be found, substitute 1 additional teaspoon Sriracha sauce in marinade.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (taco only)
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.