Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them! Finally a dish that makes use of ground chicken but not so far-fetched. I bake the wonton wrappers to save time and it eliminates most of the fat. Although time-consuming, you can fry wrappers in sesame or olive oil for the extra flaky shells, folded in a triangle for about 1 minute on each side. I loved the ones at Applebee's(R) and decided to attempt a home version. I was extremely pleased with the healthier version! Top tacos with cilantro, red onion, or sweet onion, if desired. Serve lime wedges on the side.

OdaMae
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Mix cabbage, carrots, coleslaw dressing, vinegar, soy sauce, and teriyaki together in a bowl; refrigerate until flavors blend, 1 hour to overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Heat sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ground chicken in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Add stir-fry sauce, cover skillet, reduce heat to low, and simmer.

  • Form wonton wrappers into taco shapes and arrange between the cups of an inverted muffin tin.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until firm and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken mixture into each wonton taco shell and top with slaw.

Cook's Notes:

Chicken breast or turkey can be substituted for the ground chicken, if desired.

Green cabbage can be used in place of the red cabbage.

Plain yogurt can be used in place of the coleslaw dressing. Olive oil can replace sesame oil, if desired.

For spicy option, use red pepper flakes as desired in meat mixture.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

244 calories; 9.7 g total fat; 44 mg cholesterol; 755 mg sodium. 21.1 g carbohydrates; 17.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2016
This is a great recipe with some tweaking. I followed the instructions that Kankan669 mentioned I cut the teriyaki from the slaw and used half the vinegar and the slaw was PERFECT! My husband even loved it and he doesn't like slaw. We only used 2 teaspoons of the seasame oil and that was plenty and added a hair more stir fry sauce. I really wanted to bake the wontons so I sprayed the back of a muffin tin with a coconut oil spray layed out the wontons as "tacos" and then sprayed the shells one more time before baking them that gave them the nice golden crispness without the frying (it might take a bit longer than the 4-5 min just watch them). Otherwise you'll love this recipe. 3 tacos is equivalent to 272 calories. (small portions but a tasty "treat" if you still want to have a healthy small meal.) Enjoy!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2015
I made this for dinner last night though I ended up deviating from the recipe quite a bit. I used egg roll wraps because my local grocery store was out of wonton wraps. I fried them in a skillet with some olive oil to achieve that nice blistery crunch that isn't obtainable by baking. The recipe suggests frying them for 1 minute per side but that just burns them to a crisp. I would say 20 seconds per side is plenty. Two tablespoons of sesame oil for the ground chicken was too much. That is all you will taste. I modified it to two teaspoons and it was perfect. I also added some ground ginger and white pepper for extra flavor. The cole slaw mixture as written is a mess! I'd say half the vinegar and take out the teriyaki completely. Our cole slaw was very soupy and honestly not really tangy at all because the teriyaki really overpowers everything else. This recipe was okay but it needed some modifying to get there. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2016
This is a great recipe with some tweaking. I followed the instructions that Kankan669 mentioned I cut the teriyaki from the slaw and used half the vinegar and the slaw was PERFECT! My husband even loved it and he doesn't like slaw. We only used 2 teaspoons of the seasame oil and that was plenty and added a hair more stir fry sauce. I really wanted to bake the wontons so I sprayed the back of a muffin tin with a coconut oil spray layed out the wontons as "tacos" and then sprayed the shells one more time before baking them that gave them the nice golden crispness without the frying (it might take a bit longer than the 4-5 min just watch them). Otherwise you'll love this recipe. 3 tacos is equivalent to 272 calories. (small portions but a tasty "treat" if you still want to have a healthy small meal.) Enjoy!! Read More
(42)
Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2015
I made this for dinner last night though I ended up deviating from the recipe quite a bit. I used egg roll wraps because my local grocery store was out of wonton wraps. I fried them in a skillet with some olive oil to achieve that nice blistery crunch that isn't obtainable by baking. The recipe suggests frying them for 1 minute per side but that just burns them to a crisp. I would say 20 seconds per side is plenty. Two tablespoons of sesame oil for the ground chicken was too much. That is all you will taste. I modified it to two teaspoons and it was perfect. I also added some ground ginger and white pepper for extra flavor. The cole slaw mixture as written is a mess! I'd say half the vinegar and take out the teriyaki completely. Our cole slaw was very soupy and honestly not really tangy at all because the teriyaki really overpowers everything else. This recipe was okay but it needed some modifying to get there. Read More
(46)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2016
This is a great recipe with some tweaking. I followed the instructions that Kankan669 mentioned I cut the teriyaki from the slaw and used half the vinegar and the slaw was PERFECT! My husband even loved it and he doesn't like slaw. We only used 2 teaspoons of the seasame oil and that was plenty and added a hair more stir fry sauce. I really wanted to bake the wontons so I sprayed the back of a muffin tin with a coconut oil spray layed out the wontons as "tacos" and then sprayed the shells one more time before baking them that gave them the nice golden crispness without the frying (it might take a bit longer than the 4-5 min just watch them). Otherwise you'll love this recipe. 3 tacos is equivalent to 272 calories. (small portions but a tasty "treat" if you still want to have a healthy small meal.) Enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2016
This is a great recipe. My wife and I love the chicken wonton tacos at applebees and this is the closest to it. I added some Sriracha hot chili sauce to it after simmering the chicken great flavor with a little kick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2016
Made this for my hubby since he absolutely LOVES Applebee's version. Too much vinegar in slaw would recommend white cabbage and 1/2 the red wine vinegar. Also the chicken was good but needed more stir-fry sauce. Definite tips for next time! It was pretty good:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2017
This is incredible but I did make some changes based on others reviews. 1/2 of the red wine vinegar in the coleslaw mix and I used the pre bagged mix with Marie's coleslaw dressing. I also used soft taco shells instead of the wonton's as I was making this as the meal and wanted a larger wrap. I used General Tsao's stir fry sauce and added some cayenne to add some heat. Yum! Can't wait to eat leftovers tomorrow. I know I shouldn't rate 5 stars since I made changes but I think this is an awesome place to start and make changes to personal taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2017
Different & delicious! I didn't change a thing since this was the first time to make it. My husband ( who won't eat red cabbage) ate his mine then asked for more! Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2016
These are very good. I used egg roll wrappers for larger tacos. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2018
Was good and easy to make. I bought a bag of rainbow slaw (carrots broccoli red cabbage) which made prep much easier. Slaw sauce was too vinegary for my taste. Also while the wontons look fun as taco shapes would have been easier to eat and fill if we put the wontons IN the muffins and made muffin shell shapes instead. Will try again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2017
I made this recipe as stated with no alterations. Very tasty. My husband noted that the vinegar in the slaw dressing could be reduced but he didn t dislike it. Next time I may try baking the wonton wrappers flat for more of a 'tostada'. My wontons would flip over while baking making it hard to fill the 'tacos'. Very tasty and a good for something different in the dinner routine. Served with ginger-soy glazed edamame egg rolls and a salad. Read More
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