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Applebee’s Wonton Chicken Tacos recipe has a fun look, mild sauce, tangy slaw, and extra crunch shells. Kids love these mini tacos but they’re great for adults or for appetizers.

Make these Applebee’s Wonton Chicken Tacos Recipe at home tonight. It’s the perfect copycat recipe. For a meal, I serve them with Green Chile Rice. For a party, we like them with Skillet Sausage Dip.

Wonton Chicken Tacos


Wonton wrappers are folded and cooked like taco shells. Next, the taco-shaped wontons are filled with seasoned chicken, then topped with sesame ginger coleslaw. 

They are delectable!

Another taco recipe that we enjoy is Panko Baked Avocado Tacos. Now, I know what you’re thinking, ‘my kids won’t eat that’. They’re really heartier than you might think and with all the texture and flavors, they really have become a favorite with my teenage boys.

Wonton Tacos


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  1. Chicken breasts – or thighs
  2. Teriyaki sauceTeriyaki sauce or hoisin sauce
  3. Sesame oil – toasted is great as well
  4. Soy sauce – low sodium
  5. Minced garlic
  6. Fresh ginger. If there’s one ingredient that you simply must use fresh it’s ginger. Dried ginger tastes nothing like fresh ginger. Ginger is a root and it adds so much flavor to recipes. A little ginger goes a long way! It’s in the produce section of your grocery store. It’s inexpensive and you’ll just need a very small knob. As well, it’ll last 3 to 4 weeks on the countertop.
  7. Coleslaw mix with carrots
  8. Green onion slices
  9. Rice vinegar. I use organic whenever I can.
  10. Sugar
  11. Lime juice
  12. Wonton wrappers. I use these small square wonton wrappers.
  13. Sweet chili sauceP.F. Changs has a great one, but any brand is fine
  14. Cilantro
  15. Sesame seeds – I like to use a little black and white, but either is fine
Wonton Chicken Tacos


  • Be diligent in watching the chicken as it cooks and don’t overcook it.
  • You may have extra sauce left after cooking, drain it before adding it to the tacos to keep the tacos from getting soggy.
  • If coleslaw mix isn’t available, you can shred your own cabbage. Be sure to add some shredded carrots for color and nutrients.
  • Adding some bean sprouts is a great option.
Long tray lined with wonton tacos and lime wedges.


  1. Heat the oven to 375°.
  2. Place the wonton wrappers over the edge of a 9×13-inch pan and spray them with cooking spray.
  3. Place in the oven and bake until lightly browned for about 7 minutes.
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Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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Wonton Chicken Tacos


Taco-shaped wontons are filled with oriental seasoned chicken, then topped with sesame ginger coleslaw.
Author: Paula
5 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
baking time: 7 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
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For the chicken

  • 2 medium chicken breasts diced
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated

Asian-inspired slaw

  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons green onion sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger grated

For the tacos

  • 16 4-inch wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  • Combine the chicken, teriyaki, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger together in a bowl. Cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a bowl, mix the coleslaw and green onions together. Place the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, lime juice, and ginger together in a small jar or bowl and stir to combine, then pour over the coleslaw and toss to coat.
  • Heat the oven to 375°. Place the wonton wrappers over the edge of a 9×13-inch pan and spray them with cooking spray. Place in the oven and bake until lightly browned for about 7 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add the chicken and sauce to the pan. Cook the chicken for 5 to 7 minutes, turning on all sides. Remove from the pan.
  • Spoon a few pieces of chicken into the wontons, top with slaw, and add some chili sauce, cilantro, and sesame seeds.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 250mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These sound awesome! Love the crispy wonton wrappers for taco shells. I can’t wait to try these! Thanks for sharing.

  2. A winner recipe with a couple of changes! Forget the wonton and use flour street taco shells instead! I browned in avocado oil. Also used Asian salad kit.. shredded more carrots into it and used the dressing recipe. These alre delicious!!!

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