Chicken Banh Mi Tacos - Food Network

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For the chicken
1 6-inch piece lemongrass (white part only), roughly chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons fish sauce
2 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
juice of 1 lime
freshly ground pepper
1-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts ( about 3 medium)
For the vegetables
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons honey
kosher salt
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
3 to 4 radishes, thinly sliced
2 jalapeƱo peppers, thinly sliced
For the taco
vegetable oil, for brushing
1/3 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
juice of 1 lime, plus wedges for serving
2 teaspoons Sriracha
4 scallions (white and light green parts only), chopped, plus more for topping
8 small flour tortillas
chopped fresh cilantro and sesame seeds, for topping
1. Marinate the chicken: Combine the lemongrass, soy sauce, sesame oil, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a food processor and puree to make a coarse paste. Transfer the paste to a large resealable plastic bag, add the chicken, squeeze out the air and seal. Gently move the chicken around inside the bag to coat. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
2. Marinate the vegetables: Whisk the vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Add the carrots, radishes, and jalapeƱos and stir to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 20 minutes.
3. Make the tacos: Brush a large girl pan with vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill until just cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board; slice the chicken against the grain and brush with the hoisin sauce.
4. Combine the sour cream, lime juice, Sriracha, and scallions in a blender; blend until smooth. Heat the tortillas in a dry skillet or in the microwave. Divide the chicken among the tortillas. Drain the marinated vegetables and add to the tacos. Drizzle with the lime creme. Top with more scallions, cilantro, and sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges.
The sour cream sauce is no good the next day.

Sherree Wolfgang

Member since Sep 2010

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