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Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos

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If you are a lover of Applebee’s Wonton Chicken Tacos then you are going to love these Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos. These tacos have a delicious crispy wonton shell that is filled with chicken and Asian slaw.  These are the perfect appetizer or meal to enjoy around the table. 

Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos

There are some menu items that make me go wow and at first bite Applebee’s Wonton Chicken Tacos made me do just that! I loved the crunch with the flavored chicken topped with the most delicious slaw. At that moment I knew I wanted to learn how to make these at home to satisfy my craving.

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 Let me tell you, you are going to love these Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos, in fact, I actually like them better than the actual restaurant. Once you make these you will want to make them time and time again. The flavor cannot be beaten! 

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If you love copycat recipes as much as I do, be sure to try our reader’s favorite Instant Pot Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup and our Air fryer Copycat McDonald’s Apple pies. 

How to Make Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos

  • Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with a bit of olive oil, then drape over the side of the 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. 

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  • Enjoy! 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

* If you prefer you can use dark meat. Use boneless chicken thighs instead. 
* You can easily double the recipe. 
* Feel free to top these with all your favorite things like chili sauce, sesame seeds, and cilantro. Also, squeeze some lime on top if you prefer. 

Storage

These are best enjoyed right away. With the nice crispy shell and the hot chicken mixed with the cold ingredients, it makes it really hard to store these to keep the same flavors. 

I suggest if you do want to store these for later save the chicken separately in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. When you are ready to enjoy them again, make some new fresh wonton shells in the oven. 

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Freezer

If you opt to freeze these wonton chicken tacos, I recommend only freezing the chicken mixtures. Let it completely cool and then add it to a freezer-safe container. This will last for about 4 months.  

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Where do you find wonton wrappers?

You will find wonton wrappers in the refrigerated section at the grocery store in the ethnic food section or look in the produce section.

Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos

Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos

If you are a lover of Applebee’s Wonton Chicken Tacos then you are going to love these Applebee’s Copycat Wonton Chicken Tacos. These tacos have a delicious crispy wonton shell that is filled with chicken and Asian slaw.  These are the perfect appetizer or meal to enjoy around the table. 

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, finely chopped into small chunks
  • Wonton wrappers (14)
  • 2 TBSP. hoisin sauce
  • 1 TBSP. sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP. 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 TBSP. sesame oil
  • 1 TBSP. rice vinegar
  • 1 TBSP. soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP. honey

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with a bit of olive oil, then drape over the side of the 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

Makes 14 mini tacos

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 429mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 12g

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Laura

Monday 30th of May 2022

Can you give an approximate weight of the chicken? Just saying "breasts" can be very variable...... Depending on which breasts you buy, they can be over a pound each, or a half pound each, etc.

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