Summer Tacos With Scallion-Peanut Relish


Rotisserie chicken comes to the rescue for a speedy no-cook dinner. On the hottest of days, all you have to do is quick-pickle carrots and daikon radish (or any other radish will do!), make a quick flavorful sauce to dress the chicken, and mix the peanuts and herbs for a super easy relish. Make it an interactive family meal and have everyone assemble their own taco.

Summer Tacos With Scallion-Peanut Relish
Photo: Jen Causey
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 cups shredded carrots (from 3 medium carrots)

  • 1 ½ cups shredded daikon radish

  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ¼ cup tamari or soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sriracha

  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

  • ½ cup roasted, salted peanuts, roughly chopped

  • cup packed fresh mint, chopped

  • 5 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 12 (6-inch) corn or flour tortillas


  1. Toss together carrots, daikon, sugar, ¼ cup vinegar, and ½ teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Let stand at room temperature, tossing occasionally, for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.

  2. Whisk together tamari, honey, sriracha, and remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar in a large bowl until honey dissolves. Transfer 2 tablespoons sauce to a small bowl and reserve. Add chicken to remaining sauce in large bowl and toss to coat.

  3. Mix together peanuts, mint, and scallions in a separate bowl and season with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.

  4. Warm tortillas over a low gas flame until very lightly charred or under a broiler for about 1 minute.

  5. Fill tortillas with pickled carrot mixture and chicken. Top with scallion-peanut relish and drizzle with reserved sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
11g Fat
42g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 1440mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 29g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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