Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken Tacos – amazing tacos with Chinese Kung Pao Chicken. Savory and slightly spicy chicken and roasted peanuts make the tacos so delicious.
I have wanted to do this Kung Pao Chicken Tacos recipe for the longest time. My friend Simply Reem told me that one of her favorite recipes on Rasa Malaysia is Kung Pao Chicken, one of my favorite Chinese recipes. She said that she makes it for her family and they all love it, and that her favorite way of eating my Kung Pao Chicken is with tacos. What a great idea, why haven’t I thought about that?!
A couple of months ago, when I met up with my friend SkinnyTaste in New York City, she told me the same thing. She said that I could be making so many awesome American-friendly Asian recipes, and we talked about Kung Pao Chicken tacos! So here I am offering up my recipe for the most amazing, delicious, yet healthy Kung Pao Chicken tacos that anyone can whip up in less than 30 minutes for the entire family.
In colder months, this recipe is the surefire way to fire up your palate, and give you some warmth. There is definitely heat in the tacos, but not intense, but just enough to give you some tingling sensation on your tongue. However, the shredded lettuce and salsa tone down the heat from the Kung Pao Chicken so every bite is absolutely mouthwatering, refreshing, and you just can’t wait to assemble another taco and eat more of them.
You can even make a variation of this recipe by swapping the protein, for example: shrimp. So you can have kung pao shrimp tacos (slurp!), or a combination of kung pao chicken and shrimp tacos. My mouth waters at the very thought of it. Lucky for me…I have some leftover tacos in the fridge, which I am sure will be ready for another batch of these scrumptious kung pao chicken tacos!