Barbecue Wonton Tacos

I had two chicken breast the other night and wondered of what to do with it.
I remembered my friend the other day ordering some wonton tacos from Applebee's and I wanted to be able to recreate that dish.

Here is what I came up with.

Barbecue Wonton Tacos

~ Two chicken breast cooked/chopped
or cooked shredded chicken (like the kind you get from the deli section of your grocer)
~ 1cup - 1.5cup Barbecue sauce (depending on the size of your chicken)
~ Salt/Pepper to taste
~ Cayenne pepper to taste (if you like a bit of spice)
~ Wonton Taco shells (see below directions)
~ Coleslaw
~ Chopped red onion
~ Chopped cilantro

In a sauce pan, Combine on a medium heat, the cooked chicken, Barbecue sauce, Salt/Pepper and cayenne. Since the chicken is pre-cooked we are just warming up the ingredients and combining the flavors. 

When chicken barbecue mixture is warmed (about 5-10mins) remove from heat and scoop spoonfuls into the wonton taco shells, then spoon the coleslaw on top of that, then sprinkle them with the red onion and cilantro. Enjoy!

How to make the Wonton Taco Shells
No where online could I find a tip for creating these!
I had the wonton wrappers I bought from a local Asian market but how was I going to recreate the shell that would hold all the stuff...
While I was browsing online I came across this idea which would have been my back-up plan. Ahi Tuna Tostadas by fellow blogger Closet Cooking takes a fried wonton wrapper that's flat and then tops it with yummy ingredients like Ahi Tuna! 
But I was going to attempt to  make them look like taco shells!

I took a wok filled about halfway with vegetable oil and brought to frying temperature. Then with some metal tongs held a one of the four corners and lowered the wrapper about halfway so that just half of the wrapper was frying. Then when that half was brown and ready I carefully flipped sides so now I would be holding the cooked side and the other corner would be cooked in the oil.

It seemed to work well and only had a couple of mishaps. 
I also attempted to bake some like ta few recipes I had seen online. But either my wonton wrappers were wrong or I did it wrong because they came out like uncooked spaghetti.

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Anonymous said...

looks like a great recreation of the applebee's appy! I too wondered how to make those little taco shells and I think you did a great job! I am definitely going to give this a try! Did you put a sauce on the coleslaw? or just the chicken?

Rebecca Louise said...

Just the chicken.

~kelly said...

It is never not nteresting to see all the people in CyberEarth who think to the same many idioms have I butchered thus far? Anyhow- I too looked to no avail-your blog excepted- for wonton taco shell instructionals but What If- you baked the shells over muffin tins to achieve the shape as suggested @ Hungry Girl THEN fried them? I think I'm gonna try it- but if you beat me to it, how about sharing your results (and any warnings you chance to encounter!)
Much obliged & always lick the plate clean..
~random reader

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