Chicken Wonton Tacos

My boyfriend begged me to try these at Applebees the other night - so delicious! So last night I tried to duplicate them. I am pretty familiar with wonton sheets - they are sold in the refrigerated part of the produce section (my grocery store has them by the mushrooms). I use them for homemade crab rangoons (aka cheese wontons) or for bite size desserts.. you can fill them with almost anything and bake them in the oven. The wonton's were a bit of a pain in the ass to make.. but worth it in the end.

I would prefer this recipe as an appetizer - the wonton sheets are small - you can always use egg roll sheets as they are quite larger.
Serves 12-15 small tacos
Time:35 minutes

1 package of wonton sheets
1 package chicken breast tenderloins, chopped into bite size pieces and seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tbs butter
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
1 cup dry slaw
2 tbs olive oil
1/4 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup cashews, crushed
2 tbs Asian sesame Salad dressing
2 Scallions, finely chopped
*Cilantro is optional

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take a large casserole dish and spray the edges - you may want to use two so that you can bake more wontons at a time. Lay the wontons in half to make a triangular shape around the rim of the dish. Bake for 4 minutes and remove. (Example below)

2. Heat up a wok. Melt butter and brown chicken until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside.

3. Heat oil and saute onions for 3-4 minutes on medium heat. Add in cashews and saute for an additional 2 minutes.

4. In the wok, warm onion, cashews, chicken and teriyaki sauce. Mix well.

5. In a bowl, mix slaw with salad dressing (and cilantro if you choose) and microwave for 1 minute.

6. Carefully fill each wonton with chicken, then slaw. On a greased baking sheet, lay filled wontons on their side and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Top each taco with scallions.
*Instead of doing step 6, I used our deep fryer. I fried each wonton for 15-20 seconds until golden brown and bubbled. Then I filled each and was ready to serve.


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