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Wonton Tacos Sweet Chili Chicken – Easy

Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos are the perfect starter or party finger food! Flavor packed chicken tossed in sweet chili sauce, served in crispy wonton taco shells with an Asian slaw.

Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos on a blue plate

Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos

Not only are these wonton tacos cute, they are absolutely delicious! Cubed chicken breast is marinated in classic Asian sauces and then pan fried. Once cooked the chicken is tossed in sweet chili sauce for the ultimate sweet heat flavor!

A simple Asian slaw is made with coleslaw mix and has a sweet and tangy dressing! The tacos are garnished with sesame seeds and cilantro (or parsley) which make them look like a restaurant quality appetizer. You may have tried these at Applebee’s…. but did you know you could make them at home and even better?!

What are Wonton Tacos?

Wonton wrapper are used to make wontons or dumplings. However, when fried or baked they bubble up and are extra crispy! They are pliable so they can be shaped into dumplings… or taco shells.

They can be pan fried and formed into a taco shell, or you can use my secret trick of turning a mini muffin tin upside down and pressing the wonton wrapper between two muffin cups to create a taco shell.

Wonton wrappers make a unique taco and they are mini so they are they are the perfect appetizer taco for sharing!

Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos on a blue plate

What is in Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos?

ingredients to make Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos

There are three main components to these tacos:

  • Wonton Taco Shells
      • Made by shaping wonton wrappers into a taco shell shape and baking them until golden brown and crispy

  • Asian Slaw
      • Store bought coleslaw mix, or a home cut mix of purple cabbage, green cabbage and carrots can be used. Green onion is added into the mix for an extra pop of flavor!
      • The dressing is sweet and tangy combining classic Asian flavors – sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey

  • Sweet Chili Chicken
      • Cubed chicken breast is marinated with hoisin sauce, garlic ginger, sesame oil and soy sauce
      • Once the chicken is cooked it is tossed in Thai sweet chili sauce for a sweet and spicy flavor!

  • Garnish
      • Once the tacos are assembled they are topped with sesame seeds and cilantro (or parsley)
ingredients to make Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos

How to Make Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos

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Prepare Wonton Taco Shells

steps to make sweet chili chicken wonton tacos

1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray wonton wrappers on both sides with cooking spray or brush with cooking oil of choice.

2 Turn a mini muffin tin upside down and press the wonton wrappers between two muffin tin cups to make a taco shell. Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching them closely so they don’t burn. Depending on the size of your muffin tin you may need to cook the wonton wrappers in batches.

Make Sweet Chili Chicken

steps to make sweet chili chicken wonton tacos

3 Mix diced chicken in a large bowl with the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and ginger.

4 Heat a large pan on high heat with a teaspoon of cooking oil and cook chicken for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently until cooked through.

5 Once the chicken is cooked through turn off the heat and stir in the sweet chili sauce. Toss the chicken until evenly coated.

Prepare Asian Slaw

steps to make sweet chili chicken wonton tacos

6 To prepare the coleslaw shred your cabbage and carrots, or use store bought coleslaw mix.

7 In a large bowl combine the coleslaw mix, green onions and all of the dressing ingredients.

8 Mix until well combined.

Assemble Wonton Tacos

9 Assemble your tacos by adding a spoonful of the chicken mixture to each wonton shells.

Top with coleslaw, drizzle with sweet chili sauce and sprinkle with cilantro (or parsley) and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!

Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos on a blue plate

Make Ahead Tips

  • Chicken – the chicken can be marinated and cooked up to 1 day in advance! While the wonton taco shells bake simply reheat your chicken in a frying pan in a small amount of oil or microwave. If microwaving add a splash of water over the chicken to ensure it stays moist.

  • Asian Slaw – the longer the slaw sits the better it gets! Prep the slaw the morning you plan on serving these tacos or the night before. The flavors develop and the cabbage and carrots will soften as they soak up all the amazing flavors of the dressing.

Looking for More Easy Dinner Ideas?

Try some of my favorite easy dinners:

  • Chicken Nuggets – extra crispy and better than you know where (Hint: M). These copycat nuggets are so crispy and much healthier than takeout!
  • Pork Carnitas Tacos – the easiest set it and forget it slow cooker recipe for your next Taco Tuesday dinner!
  • Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin – a simple dinner the whole family will love. Tender pork wrapped in bacon and baked until golden brown.

Enjoy!

– Sab

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Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos on a blue plate

Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos

Sweet Chili Chicken Wonton Tacos are the perfect started or party finger food! Flavor packed chicken tossed in sweet chili sauce, served in crispy wonton taco shells with an Asian slaw. Not only are these wonton tacos cute, they are absolutely delicious! Cubed chicken breast is marinated in classic Asian sauces and then pan fried. Once cooked the chicken is tossed in sweet chili sauce for the ultimate sweet heat flavor! A simple Asian slaw is made with coleslaw mix and has a sweet and tangy dressing! The tacos are garnished with sesame seeds and cilantro (or parsley) which make them look like a restaurant quality appetizer.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 18 Tacos
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts, diced into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

Asian Slaw

  • ½ cup purple cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, medium sized, shredded
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey

Tacos

  • 18 Wonton wrappers
  • Cooking spray, or oil, for cooking wonton tacos shells
  • sweet chili sauce, for dipping
  • cilantro, or parsley
  • sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray wonton wrappers on both sides with cooking spray or brush with cooking oil of choice.
  • Turn a mini muffin tin upside down and press the wonton wrappers between two muffin tin cups to make a taco shell. Bake for 8-10 minutes, watching them closely so they don’t burn. Depending on the size of your muffin tin you may need to cook the wonton wrappers in batches.
  • Mix diced chicken in a large bowl with the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and ginger.
  • Heat a large pan on high heat with a tsp of cooking oil and cook chicken for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently until cooked through.
  • Once the chicken is cooked through turn off the heat and stir in the sweet chili sauce. Toss the chicken until evenly coated.
  • To prepare the coleslaw shred your cabbage and carrots, or use store bought coleslaw mix.
  • In a large bowl combine the coleslaw mix, green onions and all of the dressing ingredients.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Assemble your tacos by adding a spoonful of the chicken mixture to each wonton shells, then top with coleslaw, drizzle with sweet chili sauce and sprinkle with cilantro or parsley and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!

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NUTRITION

Calories: 77kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 7gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 238mgPotassium: 145mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1190IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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Lisa

Sunday 10th of April 2022

Thanks for this! It was so easy to make and a huge hit with my family.

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