Whole Grain Soft Tacos with BBQ Chicken, Quinoa Salad with Recado Verde Dressing

BBQ Chicken Soft Tacos

Soft Tacos just got even better thanks to these Mini Whole Grain Tortillas from Old El Paso™! This simple Mexican recipe for spicy BBQ Chicken, Quinoa Salad and zesty Recado Verdo Dressing is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a fresh & tasty weekend lunch.
Spice Level Mild
Ingredients 20

Ingredient List

  • 500 grams butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into small dice
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 650 grams chicken thigh fillets, sliced into thin strips
  • Old El Paso ™ Chili Spice Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Zest of 1 lime

Quinoa Salad

  • 1 cup white quinoa, rinsed in cold water
  • 2 cups water

Recado Verde Dressing

  • Bunch coriander, washed & leaves removed
  • Bunch of mint, washed & leaves removed
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Juice of 1/2 an orange
  • Old El Paso™ Regular Wholegrain Tortillas 10pk
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso ™ Medium Taco Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 220◦C conventional (200◦C fan-forced). Toss pumpkin and onion in oil to coat. Transfer to a baking tray lined with baking paper. Roast for 30-35 minutes, turning once, or until golden and tender.
  2. Combine chicken, Chili Spice Mix, oregano and rind in large dish.
  3. Heat a little in a frying pan and cook chicken for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Place aside and keep warm.
  4. For the Quinoa salad: Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 12 - 15 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  5. For the Recado Verde Dressing: whilst the quinoa is cooling, make the Recado Verde. Process ingredients in a blender to form a pesto like dressing.
  6. Toss quinoa, roasted pumpkin & onion in the Recardo Verde Dressing. For pan toasted Tortillas: heat a non- stick frying pan over a medium heat and brown each tortilla for 10 seconds on one side only. Wrap in a tea towel until ready to serve.
  7. Serve toasted Tortillas, chicken, quinoa salad and Taco Sauce to the table on platters and let everyone build their soft tacos any way they like!