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Faux Pho Chicken Tacos

faux pho chicken tacos Entree Mexican
Faux Pho Chicken Tacos
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 8

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.

Updated April 17, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (taco only)
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
470mg
20%
Potassium
160mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
1g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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