BBQ Chicken Wonton Tacos with Sesame Slaw

January 27, 2013 • Alaska from Scratch, Appetizers & Snacks, Poultry, Recipes

BBQ Chicken Tacos

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Did you know you could make quick mini tacos using baked wonton wrappers as taco shells? No frying involved. You bake them in a 400 degree over for 4-5 minutes and you have golden, crispy little shells, perfect for stuffing with your favorite party fare – like barbecue chicken topped with a sesame cilantro slaw. I like mine best with a few drops of Sriracha on top for a good kick. Bet you can’t eat just one.

BBQ Chicken Wonton Tacos with Sesame Slaw

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Yields: 10-12 appetizer-size tacos

  • For the Shells:
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • cooking spray
  • For the Chicken Filling:
  • 8 ounces chicken breast, cooked and finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • For the Slaw:
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage/coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • Sriracha, for serving (optional)

Preheat oven to 400. Using a deep, high-sided baking dish (or [taco rack|]), lay the wonton wrappers on the diagonal over the sides of the pan. It's ok if they overlap a little bit. Depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do a couple batches. Spray the wrappers with cooking spray. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove from pan and repeat as needed. The wrappers crisp up more as they cool.

In a bowl, mix together the chopped chicken and barbecue sauce. Set aside.

In another bowl, mix together the cabbage/coleslaw mix and cilantro. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, and salt until smooth and combined. Pour over the cabbage/cilantro and toss to coat. (Make this just prior to assembling the tacos because you'll want it to stay crisp).

!To Assemble the Tacos:

Place a tablespoon or two of the barbecue chicken into the warm baked wonton shells. Top with the sesame slaw. Top with a few drops of Sriracha, if using. Serve promptly.