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Baked Asian Sesame Chicken Tacos – a simple and delicious recipe perfect for busy weeknights and Cinco de Mayo. Best of all, a short recipe video. Layered with sweet and savory sesame chicken, rainbow vegetables, and a blend of 3 cheeses. Flavor packed and addicting!

Baked Asian Sesame Tacos

Baked Asian sesame tacos make an easy meal for Cinco de Mayo or Taco Tuesday!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword asian tacos, baked tacos, cinco de mayo recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 10 tacos
Calories 305 kcal


Rainbow slaw (can use prepackaged if desired)

  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded Napa or regular cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar apple cider or rice vinegar work well
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

For the chicken

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound cooked chicken* shredded (I used cooked Rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 10 Taco Shells
  • 3/4 cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Colby Jack Cheese shredded

Toppings(customize with your favorites & add any others you like)

  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • chopped cilantro
  • Hoisin Sauce
  • Sriracha Sauce


Make the Slaw:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the slaw in a large bowl. Cover and set aside in the fridge.

Make the Tacos:

  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds to a minute, until fragrant. Add the chicken then stir in the soy sauce, honey, lime juice, and sesame oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce is reduced.
  2. Arrange the taco shells in the baking dish and fill evenly with Monterey Cheese. Layer evenly with chicken then top with Cheddar and Colby Jack.
  3. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and top with rainbow slaw, diced tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro. Drizzle with hoisin sauce and Sriracha if desired

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Feel free to raw chicken breast or thighs cut into 1" cubes) and brown for 8-9 minutes, or until cooked through in the skillet before adding seasonings.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Asian Sesame Tacos
Amount Per Serving (1 taco)
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 635mg26%
Potassium 306mg9%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1540IU31%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
Calcium 223mg22%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.