The General Executive Chef Hung Huynh’s Chinese Chicken Taco

The General Executive Chef Hung Huynh’s Chinese Chicken Taco
Staff Writer
The General

Chef Hung Huynh’s Chinese Chicken Tacos

This recipe is a delicious twist on the traditional taco Executive Chef Hung Huynh of The General in New York City adds Asian ingredients for a hands-on meal that is packed with inventive flavor.  

4
Servings
222
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the taco

  • 1/2 Cup sweet chili sauce
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 5 1/2 Tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons Korean pepper (aleppo)
  • 1 Spanish onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 Pounds chicken breast, sliced and ground
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 3 avocados
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 12 Gyoza wraps, red label
  • 1/2 head ocean gem lettuce cups, finely chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped

Directions

For the taco

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, and Korean pepper. Set this aside. In a sauté pan with canola oil, add the chopped onion and red pepper.  When the onions are golden brown, add the ground chicken breast.  Add the marinade and cook together over high heat for 5 minutes.  Add the corn starch and water slowly to this mixture and turn to low heat.  

To make the guacamole, peel the avocados and carefully remove the seeds.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the avocados, salt, olive oil, and lime juice.  Mix these with a fork to desired consistency, and set aside.  

In a saute pan with canola oil, fry the Gyoza wraps until they are golden brown and crispy. These will be your taco shells. In each taco shell, add chopped lettuce, scallions, and guacamole, and finish with chicken. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
43µg
6%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
42mg
4%
Choline, total
17mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
15µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
97mg
14%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
1409mg
94%
Water
115g
4%

Chinese Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chinese Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chinese Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.