Leftover meat can be tricky. You want to use it up, but don’t want to eat the exact same dish over and over again. Especially if it’s a big turkey and you end up eating leftovers for days.
My strategy? Drench it in sauce and make tacos!
Today’s recipe involves using gochujang (hot pepper paste), which was also used in a turkey meatballs recipe on my blog. If you can, invest in a container of it, especially if you want to make authentic Korean food. A small container (200g) costs only $3-$4 dollars and will last in your fridge up to a year! It’s a great bang for your buck.
If you like your tacos extra saucy or if you want some on the side, feel free to double the sauce recipe.
Korean Pulled Chicken Tacos
Makes 8 tacos. Adapted from here.
2 cups cooked pulled chicken or turkey (2 chicken breasts)
8 medium tortilla shells
2 tbsp Korean hot pepper paste (gochujang)
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Quick pickled cucumber
1 large english cucumber
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
2 chillies (optional)
pinch of salt
Pickled cucumber: Thinly slice the cucumber, preferably with a mandolin slicer. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside until ready to serve.
BBQ sauce and chicken: In a medium pan, mix together the sauce ingredients over medium heat until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Add chicken and mix well.
Serve: Warm up tortilla shells in the oven or microwave, and place spoonfuls of pulled chicken onto each one then top with pickled cucumber. Serve and devour immediately!
1. Thinly slice the cucumber, preferably with a mandolin slicer. Mix all ingredients together and set aside until ready to serve.
2. For the BBQ sauce, mix together the ingredients in a pan over medium heat until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Add chicken and mix well.
3. Warm up tortilla shells in the oven or microwave, and place spoonfuls of pulled chicken onto each one then top with pickled cucumber. Devour immediately.
About the Author
Food blogger, restaurant reviewer, noodle lover. Lisa is the creator behind Lemon Lime Lisa, a food blog based in Calgary. It features tips around the kitchen, tasty recipes, restaurant reviews and everything in between. She’s hoping to teach how easy it is to work the kitchen and showcase Calgary’s vibrant food scene. When Lisa is not eating kale or carving through fresh powder, you can find her online shopping and all things fashion.
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