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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Scallion Pancake Tortillas



Makes 6 servings


Prep Time

30 minutes


Cook Time

30 minutes

kikkoman products used:


1 pound boneless chicken thighs
1/4 cup Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
3 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tablespoons ginger, grated
2 tablespoons sake
1 tablespoon brown sugar

Scallion Pancake
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour, plus extra for dusting
1/2 cup boiling water
Sea salt
Vegetable oil
1 bunch scallion, thinly sliced

Pico De Gallo
1 teaspoon Kikkoman® Rice Vinegar
1/4 cup rainbow cherry tomatoes, slivered
2 tablespoons purple onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon mint, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon cilantro, roughly chopped
White pepper


  1. Poke the chicken thighs with a fork or knife all over.
  2. Toss with remaining ingredients in a plastic bag. Massage the marinade into the chicken and refrigerate for 1-6 hours before grilling.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir the salt and flour together with a fork. Carefully stir boiling water into the flour to create a dough. Dust a clean surface and knead 5-8 minutes until smooth and elastic, adding more flour if necessary. Allow to rest 30 minutes.
  4. Cut dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll out each piece into a thin 4”c10” rectangle with the wide side facing you. Brush with oil, sprinkled with sea salt and scallions to lightly cover the surface of the dough. Roll like a pinwheel from bottom up, then roll right to left like a snail. Tuck the end in roll that out to a thin circle. Repeat with remaining pieces.
  5. Heat a grill pan to medium heat. Brush each pancake with a thin layer of oil and grill 2-3 minutes on each side until surface is cooked and grill marks are achieved.  Place the pancake into a taco holder or drape over a spoon over a bowl to create a taco shell shape. Repeat with remaining pancakes and keep warm by covering with a clean kitchen towel.
  6. Pat the marinated chicken pieces dry and grill until slightly charred and cooked through. About 5 minutes per side. Roughly dice the chicken.
  7. Toss Pico de Gallo ingredients together in a mixing bowl and season to taste. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes.
  8. Assemble the chicken into the tortilla and top with Pico de Gallo.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.


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