Wonton Tacos Recipe


These are just like the Wonton Taco’s from Applebee’s appetizer menu. These tacos consist of stir fried chicken, coleslaw, red onion, green onion, and cilantro. The best part about these tacos is the chicken. The chicken is marinated and stir fried in a teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, stir fry sauce, and sesame dressing mixture. This combination goes together extremely well. The coleslaw is tossed with additional sesame dressing. The hardest part about this recipe is frying the wonton wrappers. It can be a little tricky and it is something you will want to do last. If you don’t want to mess around with the wontons the chicken goes great over rice. This makes a great appetizer. Enjoy.

Ingredients:
1lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into small chunks)
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons stir fry sauce
8 tablespoons Asian toasted sesame dressing
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1 cup coleslaw mix
2 tablespoons Asian toasted sesame dressing
10 wonton wrappers
oil (for frying)
4 tablespoons green onions (sliced)
4 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
4 tablespoons red onion (diced)

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a bowl or sealable plastic bag. Combine stir fry sauce, Asian toasted sesame dressing, soy sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Add chicken and mix well with the sauce. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Step 2: In a medium bowl toss coleslaw mix with 2 tablespoons of Asian sesame dressing. Set aside.
Step 3: Heat olive oil in a wok over high heat. Add chicken with the marinade and stir fry until the chicken is fully cooked. Remove from the wok and transfer to a bowl. Add about 1/2 inch of oil to the wok over medium high. Fold the wonton wrappers into a triangle formation but do not seal. Place into the hot oil and fry until golden brown on one side. Turn once and fry until golden brown on the other side. Drain on paper towels.
Step 4: To make tacos- place a small amount of the chicken mixture into the bottom of the fried wonton. Top with coleslaw mixture, green onion, cilantro and red onion.

       

33 Responses to “Wonton Tacos Recipe”

  1. sherri — September 26, 2011 @ 2:57 pm

    Applebee’s says they fold the wonton over a wooden spoon and then fry.This way you get a pocket for the chicken mix.

  2. Bobby — September 26, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    sherri- that may be true, I never even thought of that!

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 27, 2011 @ 10:30 am

    I love these at Applebee’s! These look perfect! I am going to have to try these for sure!

  4. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — September 27, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    I am loving this recipe. I was already watching the clock waiting for quitting time so I could get home for dinner, now I’m really drooling. Thanks :)

  5. robin — September 27, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

    I make these all of the time I also top with pico de gallo. I make the wontons by holding them in the oil with a tongs it works pretty good.

  6. kjH — October 1, 2011 @ 12:39 am

    Thanks, Chef!

  7. Debbie — January 14, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    I love Applebee’s won ton tacos. Ive always wanted to make them. They have a special taste, that’s all their own. I can’t wait to make this recipe.

  8. Niki — February 9, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    I saw homeade tacos being made once on a cooking show and they made the pocket by folding up a large piece of aluminum foil and wrapping the shell around it…this way they didn’t have to hold it and could reuse again. This would allow you to do more than one or two at a time… Just a thought…

  9. Vickie McBride — March 25, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    I am so glad to find this recipe. Love eating them at applebees

  10. Paula Kimball — April 25, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Is the asian sesame dressing store bought?

  11. Bobby — April 25, 2012 @ 5:52 pm

    Paula Kimball- Yes, the Asian Sesame dressing was purchased from the store.

  12. Lisa — May 2, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Totally making this love love these at applebees

  13. Josy — May 23, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    I fried my wong tongs flat layered them in a pan and then put all the dressings on top, made it so easy and tased the sam. Yum yum

  14. tanya — May 30, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

    I don’t remember tasting sesame seeds in the tacos at Applebees. Do you taste the seeds?

  15. Bobby — May 30, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

    tanya- this recipe uses a sesame dressing, so yes, you will taste the sesame seeds.

  16. Jen — June 11, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    I love Applebee’s tacos! However, I made them differently. I marinated the chicken in Sesame Ginger dressing and seasoned the meat with garlic and onion powder and pepper. I grilled the chicken and combined it with the Southwest Chopped Salad Mix from Walmart, since it had the cabbage, carrots, cilantro and romaine lettuce in it. (It saves money and I only used the veggies and not the dressing and stuff that came with it) I added some chopped red onion and lime for taste along with the Sesame Ginger dressing and my fam loved it. Also, in frying the wontons, I used an old school potato masher and draped the wontons over each loop to create a spacious shell. I just lowered the masher into the oil and it worked out great. (note that I used a deep fryer, but a small pot can give the same depth)

  17. Desiree — July 24, 2012 @ 5:27 pm

    These were perfect!!! Tasted just like the ones at Applebee’s. Thanks for the recipe!

  18. Teresa — August 5, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Applebee’s uses Asian Vinaigrette, not toasted sesame dressing. That is if you can find it in a asian specialty store or a grocery store that has a good ethnic foods section.

  19. amy — August 17, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

    I bake my won ton wrappers in a muffin tin. Makes a nice little shell for them.

  20. Stephanie — October 19, 2012 @ 10:51 pm

    I just had these today for the first time at applebees an immediately fell in love! I am trying this recipe this weekend!!!

  21. Julie — November 4, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

    I buy all the things I need to make these wonton tacos from Walmart….I get the frozen grilled diced chicken breast, a bag of asian chopped salad which includes a packet of sesame ginger dressing, and wonton wrappers …you can heat the chicken in the microwave and let cool a bit.. make your wonton shells ..put the chicken in and top with the asian chopped salad and sesame dressing..comes out perfect…tastes just like
    Applebees …the frozen diced chicken breast is much easier and saves a lot of time ….yummmy : )

  22. wonton fein — November 13, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Thanks, I made these tonight they came out great….don’t like baking the wontons, frying is better….rolled up aluminum foil in between the wontons work very well….

  23. Pretty gurl — November 20, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

    What kind of stirfry sauce there are tons?

  24. Bobby — November 20, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    Pretty gurl – I am sorry, I cannot remember what brand I used for this recipe. I believe I purchased it from Wal-Mart though.

  25. karen — December 13, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    Folding the wonton over a wooden spoon before frying is a great idea!

  26. Elizabeth — February 23, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Hey I love wonton toco and they are so good and they are the best food ever love elizabeth

  27. Danielle — March 3, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    I’m so happy I found this page! I’m obsessed with applebees’ wonton chicken tacos, and I’ve been wanting to make them at home for a longggg time now. I’m heading to the store to get everything I need to make them. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I hope mine turn out like all of yours and applebees’.

  28. Laura — April 21, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

    I don’t have a wok but I have everything else required. Could I just use a skillet in place of the wok until I have time to purchase a wok. Also If I use the Asian vinaigrette, is it still the same measurements?

    I loved these at Applebee’s so I’m excited to make them. ;)

  29. Bobby — April 22, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    Laura – Yes, you can use a skillet instead of a wok. I have never tried using the Asian vinaigrette, so I cannot provide an answer. If you do try it, please let everyone know the results.

  30. Lois — May 10, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    Thanks !! Another site suggested to brush with oil and make the won tons in the oven….did that and even tho they were golden perfect in color they were “too” crispy and broke into pieces as soon as you touched it. Will frying them make them more pliable ?

  31. Aimgoeson — September 3, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    These are FANTASTIC!!! I’ve made them several times, once for guests, and they are always a hit. Even my kids will eat them!

  32. Hungry — October 28, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

    Also great way to use leftover chicken or pork

  33. ptcake — February 25, 2014 @ 11:21 am

    i have made these repeatedly and the family loves them. A few changes: I added about a tablespoon of mayo and a 1/2 tsp of sugar into the slaw mix. Once the oil is heated I fry the wonton lightly on one side, flip it quickly then fold leaving about a finger’s width opening and directly onto a paper towel. we also like to drizzle with general tsao sauce for a sweet/ spicy finish.. don’t forget a squeeze of lime too!

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