Crunchy Gluten Free Chicken Tacos with a Cilantro Aioli & homemade allergy friendly tortillas are the perfect dinner for taco night!
This post is part of a collaboration with Enjoy Life Foods. All opinions are my own.
One of my favorite things about taco night is the endless possibilities. You can customize your tacos however you like. Chicken, steak, crunchy, with salsa, without salsa….so many ways to eat tacos. I could honestly eat tacos every day. They are my favorite thing to eat.
When we have people over I almost always make tacos because it is so easy for me to adjust for any allergies that may be present. Obviously, anything at my house is gluten free, but I have friends with all kinds of allergies and I don’t want them to be left out. Recently I even learned to make my own tortillas!
Allergy Friendly Tacos
I love soft pliable flour tortillas, but I have yet to find a premade gluten free version that is exactly what I want, so I learned to make my own! You can use any gluten free flour, but to make them Top 8 allergy free, I used Enjoy Life Foods All Purpose Flour Mix. I like it because not only is it Top 8 (and corn) Free, it also has added protein so I feel good about feeding it to my family.
Instead of using the traditional shortening that is used with four tortillas, I used palm shortening and it worked great! If your not feeling up to making tortillas, you can use premade.
Because I love a little texture, I crusted my chicken in Thai Chili Plentils. Even if you hate tacos (which is crazy, but you may!), you need to try crusting chicken with plentils. The chicken almost didn’t even make it to the tacos because my two-year-old kept grabbing for it. I’ve never seen her so excited to eat chicken.
The crunchy chicken tenders are super easy to make. Just a bit of olive oil, roll the chicken in the crushed Thai Chili Plentils and bake- easy peasy.
Crunchy Gluten Free Chicken Tacos
Now no taco is complete without some kind of tacos. These crunchy Gluten Free Chicken Tacos just begged for something creamy to go on top so I made a quick cilantro aioli. It really adds a punch of flavor (and is great on just about anything!). Lime juice, lots of cilantro and bit of cumin make for a delicious bite. You won’t even miss the cheese!
Aiolis are mayonnaise based and mayonnaise traditionally contains eggs. However, there are quite a few vegan mayos on the market and some that are soy free as well. If you can’t find allergy friendly mayo at your store, try using an avocado in place of it. A little bit different taste, but it will still be creamy and delicious!
These Crunchy Gluten Free Chicken Tacos have now taken a permanent space in our taco night rotation. If you’re looking for other yummy taco recipes, be sure to check out my Jamaican Jerk Tacos!