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3.13.2011

Spicy Chicken Wonton Tacos


   Have you ever tried The Spicy Chicken Tacos at Applebee's? My friend was telling me how amazing they are, so I decided to do a little search for the recipe and found it!

  They turned out TERRIFIC! Such a great alternative to Mexican tacos. I will definitely say that they do take some time to make if you fry them. Normally, I am not into long and dragged out recipes, but these are so worth it.

   There is an art to frying these lil' guys. You need to have some patience and TONGS. I really found that using tongs is what helped me keep them together, without all the chicken falling out, when I turned them to cook on the other side. I really hope you all try these, and then report back to me and let me know what you think!



Spicy Chicken Wonton Tacos
Recipe By: Suburban Wife Life

  • 5-7 Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Package Cole Slaw
  • 1/4 cup diced Red Onion
  • 1 (4oz) can of diced Jalapenos
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Asian Dressing/Marinade ( I used Krafts Asian Toasted Sesame dressing/ marinade)
  • 1 package square Wonton Wrappers
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • Limes

Directions:   In a large bowl, mix together the cole slaw, cilantro and diced red onion.
Strain the can of jalepenos', and add desired amount into the coleslaw mix.  ( I only used 1/4 of the can because I'm a wimp and cant handle the heat. Use as much as you'd like for your own heat tolerance)

Pour the Asian dressing into the coleslaw mix. ( I used about 1/4 cup).  Mix well, cover and refigerate for atleast one hour.

Place chicken breasts in a large bowl and coat with desired amount of Asian dressing/marinade. Cover and refrigerate one hour. (Refigerate both coleslaw and chicken breasts for the same hour)

Grill chicken breasts for atleast 8 minutes or until thoroughly cooked then cut into cubes.

Heat Sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once heated, add the cubed chicken and red pepper flakes. Stir fry for about 2 minutes or until chicken is hot. Remove chicken from skillet and then set on a large plate.
Add 1 cup vegetable oil to the same skillet and heat over medium to med-low heat.

Place a 'strip' of chicken down the center of two wonton wrappers.( I doubled the wonton wrappers because one didnt seem thick enough). Fold up sides, like a taco.

Using tongs, fry the 'taco' for atleast 1 minute , turning to make sure both sides are cooked. You want it to be golden brown and crispy.

Top each taco with the coleslaw mixture and a squeeze of fresh lime. Enjoy!

*BAKED VERSION:  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Fill the uncooked wonton wrappers with the chicken. Place in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes or so, until wrappers are golden and crispy. Fill tacos with coleslaw mixture and a squeeze of fresh lime! Serve and enjoy ♥




































                            





32 comments:

Mandy said...

Oh yum! I love Applebees's and this looks incredible. I will have to try these! Thanks lady!

Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...

Ummm yum!!!!! These look delish!!!

Valerie said...

I've never even heard of these, but they look really good!

Annie's Dish said...

I've never had Applebee's Chicken Wanton Taco's but after seeing this I am sure they are delicious! Great job!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Hi there,
From reading through your old posts there are many recipes I want to make..not just this one! This one does look delicious though!

Sally Darling said...

Oh my gosh, these look crazy delicious! I have not even heard about these at Applebees. Oh heck, who am I kidding, I have not even been to an Applebees in years. First of all, you did a great job with the photos, I know that was not easy taking a picture of you flipping the tacos in the oil and taking a picutre. Trust me, I've tried something similar and it's very hard! GREAT JOB Holly. These things look so gosh darn good!! I FOR SURE am making these!

Ry Ry the soup guy said...

Incredible once again my mouth is watering!!!

Val said...

You are my kinda girl!! YUM

Lindsey R said...

These do look amazing!! What a good idea and something different!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

Yummm, these look so delicious. I used to work at an Applebee's, but it must have been before they had this appetizer. That is probably a good thing for my waistline :)

- Maggie

Kim said...

Those look awesome! Can't wait to try them!

Brandie said...

I love those little tacos from Applebee's!! Nice recreation. They look so darn good and I know if you made them then they taste good too!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those wonton tacos look so scrummy! I love the idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

Julie said...

They look so crispy and wonderful...yum! I think we're going to Applebee's later, I need to give them a try there too.

carolinaheartstrings said...

Those look so amazing. Great job. I cannot wait to try them.

(Nicole) The Very Hungry Caterpillar said...

oh they look great! I had glanced at the picture last night but forgot to read the recipe and write down what I needed. Today at the store I had got it all but couldn't decide if you used wonton wrappers or corn tortillas. I know won tons are the obvious choice.... I got both. So now I am set this looks great!

SeattleDee said...

Love the photos! BoomNoodle in Seattle's University Village serves appetizer Ahi Tacos in crispy won ton shells and they are delish.
@Annie'sDish - I'm still grinning over your Chicken Wanton line.

scrambledhenfruit said...

I haven't been to Applebee's in ages, but these do look delicious! :)

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, I've never had those tacos either but they look absolutely incredible!! And I bet yours were way better than the ones in Applebees :)

Sues

carolinaheartstrings said...

Thanks for adding us to your Blog Roll Holly. We added you to our site too! We love your site. It is great to look at and your recipes are awesome. Thanks Friend!

Kathleen said...

These look amazingly delicious! YUM

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

These sound wonderful! It is so funny that you posted this recipe now because I just bought some egg roll wrappers today and was wondering what all I could make to use them up (I have one recipe that is only going to use some of them)

Tessa said...

I came over from the Saturday Swap. I've never had these, but they look and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Candace said...

Thank you for posting this recipe! I had never been a huge Applebees fan until a friend of mine took me to lunch there before I moved and suggested the wonton tacos. Love! I ended up eating there 3 or 4 more times before we actually moved. They are awesome! Now I don't have an Applebees close by and I'm quite sure I'm in need of some of these tacos. Yum!

Anonymous said...

I love these "tacos" from Appebees, can't wait to try his. I am also going to try them as egg rolls by dicing the chicken and mixing all the ingredients together. YUM!

Ellen Zames said...

These look so delicious!! I have to try them.

My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com
beginning tomorrow. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share these or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.

Ellen

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

These look delicious! I couldn't resist the photo in your sidebar this morning. YUM!

Amy said...

I made them last night and they were incredible! I slow cooked the chicken/marinade/red pepper ahead of time and it shredded into perfect strips for the wraps. I was out of cilantro, red onion, and sesame oil, but did everything else as you said and it still tasted complete and DELICIOUS! Thank you for posting! My tummy is very happy. :)

Lau said...

Save time and calories (and the whole headache of the filling falling out) by baking the wontons. Follow recipe the same except place wonton wrapers on a breadpan (or other oven safe pan/dish about same size) to create folded base and bake in heated oven at 375 for 5 minutes or until golden. Fill with chicken and slaw.

Daisy mg said...

Fanfrigintastic!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Applebee's chicken won ton tacos!!! I was so excited when I came across your blog. I asked a manager how they made the Asian slaw and my memory is so bad while shopping I couldn't remember what she had told me. I ended up buying peanut sauce and terryaki and let's say that was gross!!! Can't wAit to make this!!! Thank you so much

Hayley said...

How would you make this if you couldn't grill the chicken? Bake it in the marinade? For how long and at what temperature? Thanks!