Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos
Bring the restaurant home with you when you make these Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos. They’re fresh, delicious, and just as good as what you can get while you’re there! This is the perfect recipe for Taco Tuesday.
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Wonton Chicken Tacos
The crispy and fulfilling wonton chicken tacos at Applebee’s are a classic appetizer that most people seem to love. If you’re a fan of their zesty, delicious flavor, you’ll love this easy, stress-free recipe. Prepare your favorite appetizer at home and enjoy them as a snack, lunch, or dinner, whichever you prefer.
Ingredients Needed to Make Wonton Tacos
You can make 14 mini chicken tacos with the following ingredients:
- Chicken Breasts – Be sure to chop your chicken into the tiniest pieces possible!
- Wonton Wrappers – Any brand of wonton wrappers should work in this recipe.
- Soy Sauce – Add a slightly salty, slightly tangy flavor to your chicken with a bit of soy sauce.
- Fresh Ginger – Mince your fresh ginger to add even more flavor to this delicious dish.
- Sweet Chili Sauce – Keep your chicken juicy and flavorful with sweet chili sauce.
- Cilantro – Top your chicken with some fresh cilantro that pairs perfectly with the wontons wrappers and chicken.
You’re also going to need hoisin sauce, sesame oil, and garlic. You can add sesame seeds to your chicken, but it’s optional. You’ll also use a slaw mixture consisting of a bagged coleslaw and sliced onion for the topping.
Can I use chicken thighs?
While you can substitute chicken breasts for chicken thighs if you need to, it’s best to use chicken breasts because that is what the chefs at Applebees use when preparing these tasty tacos.
Will these tacos taste too salty?
Not at all. The combination of ingredients pairs perfectly together to leave you with juicy, flavorful chicken and a slaw topping that tastes amazing. It’s not too salty. However, if you’re worried about salt intake, you can use low-sodium soy sauce for this meal.
Do I have to add cilantro to these tacos?
Not at all. While traditionally served at the restaurant with cilantro on top, you can skip it if you don’t like it. Although some people absolutely love the taste of cilantro, others feel it has a soap-like taste. If you’re one of those people, you can certainly leave it out of this recipe and still enjoy the amazing taste of these wonton tacos.
Can I make this recipe using shrimp instead?
Yes! If you’re not a big fan of chicken or don’t have any available, you could use this same recipe to prepare a shrimp version of the classic dish. Chopped pieces of shrimp would taste amazing with the sauce, slaw topping, and cilantro, so it’s definitely worth trying.
How to Store the Wonton Tacos
If you have leftover tacos, wrap them in aluminum foil or place them in an airtight container and store them in the fridge. The best way to reheat them is to put them in the oven for a few minutes or even place them in the air fryer to get the wonton crispy again. If you reheat it in the microwave, the wonton may be soft instead of crisp and crunchy.
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Applebee's Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos
Bring the restaurant home with you when you make these Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos. They’re fresh, delicious, and just as good as what you can get while you’re there! This easy chicken taco recipe is the perfect recipe for Taco Tuesday.
- 2 chicken breasts, finely chopped into small chunks
- Wonton wrappers (14)
- 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
- Sweet chili sauce
- Chopped cilantro
- Sesame seeds (optional)
- Slaw Mixture
- 1 bag coleslaw mix
- 4 green onions, sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Preheat oven to 375˚F. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with a bit of olive oil, then drape over the side of baking dish. Bake wontons for 7-8 minutes, watching so that they do not burn.
- Remove wontons and gently pull them apart a bit while still warm as they are still easy to bend. Bake for another 3-4 minutes until crispy.
- In a large bowl add diced chicken and mix in hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic and ginger. Place chicken mixture into a large skillet and cook until chicken is fully cooked through and golden.
- In a large bowl add coleslaw mix with chopped green onions. Pour in sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and honey, toss until fully coated and allow to sit for about 10 minutes.
- Add cooked chicken into wonton shells, and top with coleslaw, sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds and top with a drizzle of sweet chili sauce.