Gochujang Chicken Tacos
Spicy Gochujang Chicken + Lime Cilantro Slaw, topped with sweet pineapples and sliced jalapenos. Taco night at its best!
Spicy Gochujang Chicken
- 8 chicken thighs boneless + skinless
- 1/2 cup Gochujang fermented Korean chili paste
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 2 Tb soy sauce
- 1 Tb Mirin or rice wine
- 2 Tb sugar
- 1 Tb sesame seed oil
Lime Cilantro Coleslaw
- 5-6 cups finely shredded cabbage (preshredded cabbage is fine)
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, optional
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice about 2-3 limes
- zest of 2 limes
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pineapple peeled, cored, sliced into thin strips
- 2-3 jalapenos sliced
- 1 cup sour cream
- 24 tortillas preferably warm
Make the Spicy Gochujang Chicken:
Preheat oven to BROIL function. Let the oven heat for at least 10 minutes.
Whisk all ingredients except chicken in a medium bowl. Add chicken and mix well until chicken is thoroughly coated with marinade.
Place chicken on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. Broil chicken on one side until little charred bits begin to show, about 6-8 minutes. Flip the chicken and broil until chicken is cooked through and more charred bits begin to show, another 6-8 minutes.
Remove chicken from the sheet pan and shred with two forks. Place in a serving bowl and set aside.
Make the Lime Cilantro Slaw:
Make dressing: whisk mayo, lime juice, lime zest, sugar, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl.
Add dressing to the finely shredded cabbage. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and lime juice, if needed. The cabbage will wilt a little bit before serving. Place in a serving bowl and set aside.
To Serve Gochujang Chicken Tacos:
Serve Gochujang Chicken and Lime Cilantro Slaw with sliced pineapple, sliced jalapeno, sour cream, hot sauce, and tortillas.
*Please see separate posts for Gochujang Chicken and Lime Cilantro Slaw for more detailed notes.
**While the chicken broils away, start on the Lime Cilantro Slaw. That way, dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes.
***This makes A LOT of Lime Cilantro Coleslaw. Feel free to halve the recipe if you wish.