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Applebee’s Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos

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This copycat Applebee’s Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos recipe is made with marinated chicken, zesty Asian coleslaw, stuffed in a crispy baked wonton shell and topped with sweet chili sauce. This is a great restaurant quality appetizer that everyone will love.

Applebee's crispy chicken wonton tacos with lime wedges, chili sauce, and cilantro

Ingredients For Chicken Wonton Tacos

  • Chicken Breast
  • Teriyaki Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sesame Oil
  • Minced Garlic
  • Ground Ginger
  • Coleslaw Mix
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Honey
  • Wonton Wrappers
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • Sesame Seeds (optional)

How To Make Applebee’s Crispy Wonton Tacos

1-In a large Ziplock bag combine teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, ground ginger, and chicken breast. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.

2-Preheat oven to 375F and lightly spray both sides of the wonton wrapper with cooking spray. Turn a muffin tin upside down and press the middle of a wonton wrapper between two of the muffin cups to create a “V”.

how to make crispy wonton shells with a muffin tin

3-Bake in a preheated oven for 7-9 minutes, watching closely so they don’t burn. *I like to remove the pan from the oven around the 4-minute mark and reshape the wonton wrappers. The edges like to curl into the middle*. Return to the oven and finish baking.

4-While you’re baking the wonton shells, prepare the chicken. In a large skillet over medium heat, add one tablespoon of oil and marinated chicken and cook until no longer pink and cooked through.

5-In a large mixing bowl add the bag of coleslaw mix, 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, 1 Tbsp. Rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. Teriyaki sauce, and honey. Toss ingredients until coleslaw is fully coated.

6-Take baked wonton shells and fill them with marinated chicken, coleslaw mixture, and drizzle with sweet chili sauce. Top with chopped cilantro and sesame seeds if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

baked Applebee's crispy wonton tacos topped with sweet chili sauce

More Topping Ideas

I love these Asian inspired tacos just the way they are but consider topping your tacos with the items below if desired.

  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Grated Carrots
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Siracha Sauce

Tips and Tricks for Making Taco Shells with Wonton Wrappers

There are a couple methods when it comes to baking wonton taco shells in the oven. I have listed both options below.

1-I prefer to turn a muffin tin upside down and place wonton wrapper between two muffin cups and press the middle down. This creates a “V”, with two opposing points resting on the top of the wells.

2-If you are using the muffin tin to make the taco shells, I like to pull them out of the oven halfway through baking, reshape the shells while hot, and place them back in the oven.

3-You can also bake wonton taco shells by draping the wrapper of the wonton shell over a rimmed edge of a deep casserole dish. I have found they don’t cook evenly using this method.

4-Be sure to spray wonton wrappers with cooking spray before baking, this will achieve the beautiful golden-brown color.

5-Wonton wrappers are usually found near the produce of your local grocery store in the refrigerated section.

applebee's wonton tacos

Can Wonton Tacos Be Made Ahead Of Time?

You can prep the wonton tacos ahead of time, but it is best to assemble them before serving. Wonton tacos are best when the chicken is hot, coleslaw is crisp, and the taco shells are crunchy.

How to Store Applebee’s Chicken Tacos

I recommend not storing leftover wonton tacos assembled for the same reason you don’t want to make them ahead of time. You can store leftover chicken in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container. Store the zesty coleslaw mix and baked wonton taco shells in separate airtight containers in the fridge until ready to reserve.

baked wonton tacos drizzled with sweet chili sauce

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Applebee’s Crispy Wonton Tacos

April King
This copycat Applebee's Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos recipe is made with marinated chicken, zesty Asian coleslaw, stuffed in a crispy baked wonton shell and topped with sweet chili sauce. This is a great restaurant quality appetizer that everyone will love.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
marinate 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Asian
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

Marinated Chicken

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger

Coleslaw

  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. honey

Wonton Tacos and Toppings

  • 16 wonton wrappers
  • sweet chili sauce
  • chopped cilantro (optional)
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a large Ziplock bag combine teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, ground ginger, and chicken breast. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375F and lightly spray both sides of the wonton wrapper with cooking spray. Turn a muffin tin upside down and press the middle of a wonton wrapper between two of the muffin cups to create a “V”.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 7-9 minutes, watching closely so they don’t burn. *I like to remove the pan from the oven around the 4-minute mark and reshape the wonton wrappers. The edges like to curl into the middle*. Return to the oven and finish baking.
  • While you’re baking the wonton shells, prepare the chicken. In a large skillet over medium heat, add one tablespoon of oil and marinated chicken and cook until no longer pink and cooked through.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the bag of coleslaw mix, 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, 1 Tbsp. Rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. Teriyaki sauce, and honey. Toss ingredients until coleslaw is fully coated.
  • Take baked wonton shells and fill them with marinated chicken, coleslaw mixture, and drizzle with sweet chili sauce. Top with chopped cilantro and sesame seeds if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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