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Tacos with Salsa Verde

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This is one of my favourite meals. Not only is it inspired by my favourite chef, Roy Choi, it is also fast to make and perfect for a hot summer's day.

Prep Time: overnight marinate & 30 min

Cook time: 20 min

Servings: 4-6 people



  • 10 - 12 tortillas

  • 8 chicken thighs

  • 3 garlic cloves minced

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • salt as needed

  • 2 tbsp melted butter (optional)

Salsa Verde

  • 2 tomatillos

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 4 spring onions

  • 1-2 jalapeños

  • 1 serrano chili (if you like heat)

  • 1 bunch cilantro, with stems, roughly chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

  • Juice from 1 lime

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 1/4 cup orange juice

  • 1/2 ripe avocado

  • 1/4 cup mirin

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves

  • 1/4 cup Thai basil leaves (or basil leaves)

  • 1/4 cup

  • 1/4 red onion

  • 1/2 tbsp roasted sesame oil

  • salt to taste

  • black pepper to taste


Salsa Verde

  1. Lightly char tomatillos and jalapeños on your bbq or stove top.

  2. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

  3. Store this in your fridge for up to three days.


  1. Marinate the chicken in minced garlic, lemon juice, taco seasoning and salt.

  2. Leave it in fridge to marinate for 2 hours to overnight.

  3. Grill chicken on bbq or stovetop

  4. For extra flavour, brush on some butter while grilling (watch your hands cause there could be flare ups on the bbq).

  5. Assemble your tacos and pour some of that delicious salsa verde on.

Zhuzh it up!

  • As if I wasn't going to suggest Salt Preserved Lemons juice instead of lemon juice for the salsa verde.

  • In our podcast episode, we paired these tacos with a delicious Caipirinha.

This amazing salsa recipe was adapted from Roy Choi's L.A. Son Cookbook.


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1 commentaire

04 juil. 2023

Hi there! Just listened to this episode and want to make the salsa verde tomorrow. There is a blank ingredient above in the recipe, between basil and onion. What might that be? Thanks! Really enjoying your podcast!

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