Sunbutter Thai Tacos

Thai Tacos

Happy Tuesday! Want to make it an even happier Tuesday? Make it a Taco Tuesday! I’m much like the rest of the world and have an affinity for tacos. Although I love a traditional, authentic taco, I sometimes like to change things up and add a twist to my taco. It can be as simple as a pickled vegetable or perhaps a unique sauce. With that in mind, I created this Thai Tacos recipe.

This recipe is made with shredded, cooked chicken (I used ½ of a rotisserie chicken) heated through with SunButter, tamari (soy sauce), mirin, and chili garlic sauce. SunButter gives the sauce a nutty, almost Pad Thai style flavor, without the nuts. The tacos are then topped with quick-pickled Fresno chilies and red onions for a nice tang and garnished with sesame seeds and cilantro.

What are your favorite ways to make tacos?

Sunbutter Thai Tacos Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Sunbutter Thai Tacos
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Thai Tacos

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Pickling time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Thai
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 374kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


For the Pickled Fresno Chilies and Red Onions:

  • ½ cup grenadine
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Fresno chilies , sliced
  • ½ small red onion , thinly sliced

For the Tacos:

  • cup Creamy SunButter
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (½ of a rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds , plus more for serving
  • Corn tortillas
  • Chopped cilantro


For the Pickled Fresno Chilies and Red Onions:

  • Combine the grenadine and vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Take off the heat and add the chilies and onions. Let sit for at least 15 minutes. Can be made ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator.

For the Tacos:

  • Combine the SunButter, tamari, mirin, and chili garlic sauce in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until the Sunbutter has melted and stir until fully combined. Add the chicken, green onions, and sesame seeds and stir well. Continue cooking until the chicken is heated.
  • Serve with the Pickled Fresno Chilies and Red Onions, tortilla, and cilantro.


Nutrition Facts
Thai Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 398mg17%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 129IU3%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Chili Peppers Pickled Vegetables SunButter Tacos Thai
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  1. Bombay Banquet Hall
    April 3, 2020

    Tried the recipe, it tasted amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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