Sweet and Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Tacos

teriyaki tacos

My favorite foods always incorporate some sort of fusion. We love foods from all cultures and sometimes we are torn between multiple dinner ideas. The easiest way to compromise is to fuse the two!

teriyaki tacos

PS. my mom gave us an insta pot for Christmas and we have used it almost every single day since. I seriously cannot recommend the insta pot enough. It makes life so easy during the week. You can make a full meal in 20 minutes. Mind blown.

teriyaki tacos

The filling is delicious enough to stand alone. So if you wanted to make this even lower carb you can use a lettuce wrap instead. We used low carb mission tortilla wraps and went very light handed on the rice.

teriyaki tacos

A layer of sesame ginger rice, teriyaki chicken, cheese, pico, sour cream, and hot sauce. Plus lots and lots of fresh lime juice. I will probably need to make these again this week after writing this. All my favorite flavors wrapped up together. Not sure what else I can ask for in a dinner!

teriyaki tacos

Sweet and Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Tacos
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Recipe type: Tacos
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Serves: 4
 
Sesame ginger rice, teriyaki chicken, cheese, sour cream and hot sauce!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound chicken thighs
  • ½ cup of teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups of cooked basmati rice
  • 1 tsp of dried ginger
  • 1 tsp of black sesame seeds or toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp of butter
  • shredded cheddar
  • pico de gallo (chopped tomato, white onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice)
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce
  • low carb tortillas
  • limes
Instructions
  1. In a roasting pan lay out the chicken thighs and season with brown sugar, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Cover with onions and pineapple then drizzle teriyaki on top. Bake for 30 minutes, cool and shred.
  2. If making in an instant pot- use saute feature to brown the chicken and onions, switch to the stew/meat button. Season with salt pepper, cayenne, garlic, brown sugar, pineapple, and teriyaki. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix basmati rice with melted butter, ginger, and sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. To assemble-
  5. Fill tortilla with rice, chicken, cheese, sour cream, and pico.
  6. Squeeze lots of lime over the top
  7. Serve with hot sauce

teriyaki tacos

Are you ready to run out and make these? I promise you will not regret it! One of our favorite new go to meals during the week. So fast, easy, and delish!

 

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California Burritos | Luxury Therapeutics Voting

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Patrick has been talking about California burritos for months. An extra large pillowy tortilla packed with cheese, carnitas, avocado, french fries, sour cream, and hot sauce. Yes please. These fries are what makes the whole burrito. Soaked and double fried then tossed in a spicy seasoning. Traditionally beef carnitas are not left to marinate, they are simply seasoned then grilled. I wanted the meat to be packed with flavor so I marinated the steak in my favorite red enchilada sauce. The meat comes out so spicy and juicy. Just make sure the steak is cut very thin. I used chipotle tabasco sauce to smother my burrito in, but your favorite hot sauce will do the trick!

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These chips were so easy to make! I just sliced up some corn tortillas and fried them in canola oil then liberally salted.  Although these are not exactly the same burritos you can find in Cali they are still delicious and filled with flavor. Feel free to change up any ingredient just don’t forget the fries!

California Burritos | Luxury Therapeutics Voting
Recipe type: Burrito
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Serves: 4
 
California inspired burritos packed with flavor!
Ingredients
  • XL flour tortillas
  • cheddar cheese room temp
  • 2 avocados smashed with salt and pepper
  • sour cream
  • hot sauce
  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 tsbp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 large russet potatoes sliced into wedges or sticks
  • canola oil for frying
Instructions
  1. Marinate the steak in the enchilada sauce for at least one hour
  2. Heat and pan over medium high heat and add the steak
  3. Sear on both sides
  4. Remove steak from pan and let cool slightly
  5. Slice very thinly then add back to the pan
  6. Season with paprika, garlic powder and cayenne pepper
  7. Heat canola oil to 350 degrees
  8. Add potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Drain on paper towel and salt liberally
  10. Heat tortillas in a pan until warmed throughout
  11. Add cheese, then fries, carnitas, sour cream and avocado
  12. Top with hot sauce and wrap
  13. Enjoy!

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