Coconut Chicken Taco Boats™ with Peanut Slaw

Coconut Chicken Taco Bowls™ with Peanut Slaw

Go ahead and rock the bowl – the Taco Bowl – with fresh Thai flavors and creamy coconut chicken.
  • Total Time 45 Minutes
  • Prep Time 45 Minutes
  • Servings 8
  • Ingredients 16


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 1 package (0.85 oz) Old El Paso™ chicken taco seasoning mix
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chile garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 3 cups shredded baby spinach
  • 1 cup coarsely shredded carrots
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 8 Old El Paso™ soft flour tortilla Taco Bowls™
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves


Step 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center. Stir in coconut milk and taco seasoning mix. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.

Step 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, chile garlic sauce, brown sugar and gingerroot with whisk. Add spinach, carrots and green onions; toss to coat.

Step 3 Heat bowls as directed on package. Divide spinach mixture among bowls. Divide chicken mixture among bowls; top each with peanuts and cilantro.


Calories290( Calories from Fat130),% Daily ValueTotal Fat14g14%(Saturated Fat5g,5%Trans Fat0g0%), Cholesterol45mg45%;Sodium620mg620%;Total Carbohydrate20g20%(Dietary Fiber2g2%  Sugars4g4%), Protein20g20%; % Daily Value*:Vitamin A80%;Vitamin C6%;Calcium6%;Iron10%;Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat; 
Carbohydrate Choices:1 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. 

Expert Tips

To shred spinach, remove any long stems, then stack leaves, roll up like a cigar and thinly slice.

To save a little time, opt for bagged preshredded carrots.