Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos


Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos are a delightful fusion of Asian flavors and taco fun. These bite-sized tacos feature crispy wonton shells filled with juicy marinated chicken, topped with a fresh and tangy Asian slaw, and drizzled with sweet chili sauce. Garnished with sesame seeds and cilantro, these tacos are perfect for a party appetizer or a fun family dinner. The combination of textures and flavors makes every bite a delicious experience. This recipe is easy to prepare and sure to impress your guests.


  • Chicken Marinade:
    • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
    • 2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • Asian Slaw:
    • 1 bag of coleslaw mix
    • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
    • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Wonton Tacos:
    • 16 wonton wrappers
    • Sweet chili sauce, for topping
    • Sesame seeds, for garnish
    • Chopped cilantro, for garnish


Step 1: Marinate the Chicken

In a bowl, combine the thinly sliced chicken breasts with teriyaki sauce, sesame oil, low sodium soy sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Mix well to coat the chicken evenly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.

Step 2: Prepare the Wonton Taco Shells

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). To create the taco shells, drape wonton wrappers over the inverted cups of a muffin tin. This will shape them into small taco shells as they bake. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-9 minutes, or until the wonton wrappers are golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Step 3: Cook the Chicken

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the marinated chicken slices until they are cooked through and nicely browned. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4: Make the Asian Slaw

In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw mix and diced green onions. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, rice vinegar, low sodium soy sauce, and honey. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix and toss well to coat evenly. The slaw should be well-dressed but not soggy.

Step 5: Assemble the Tacos

To assemble the tacos, take each crispy wonton shell and fill it with a portion of the cooked chicken. Top with a generous amount of the Asian slaw. Drizzle with sweet chili sauce for a touch of heat and sweetness. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro.

Step 6: Serve

Serve the Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos immediately while the wonton shells are still crisp. These tacos are best enjoyed fresh, as the wonton wrappers can become soft if left too long.

Cooking Note

  • Wonton Wrappers: Be careful not to overbake the wonton wrappers as they can burn quickly. Keep an eye on them in the last few minutes of baking.
  • Marination: Marinating the chicken for at least an hour helps infuse the flavors deeply. For more intense flavor, marinate overnight.
  • Slaw: Adjust the dressing ingredients to taste. If you prefer a tangier slaw, add a bit more rice vinegar.

Serving Suggestions

Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos are versatile and can be paired with various sides:

  • Rice: Serve with a side of steamed jasmine rice or fried rice.
  • Salad: A light Asian cucumber salad makes a refreshing accompaniment.
  • Dipping Sauce: Serve with extra sweet chili sauce or a spicy mayo for dipping.


  1. Prep Ahead: Marinate the chicken and prepare the slaw dressing ahead of time to streamline the cooking process.
  2. Extra Crispy: For extra crispy wonton shells, spray them lightly with cooking spray before baking.
  3. Storage: Store any leftover components separately in the refrigerator. Reheat the chicken and assemble the tacos just before serving.

Prep Time

  • 1 hour 20 minutes

Cooking Time

  • 10 minutes

Total Time

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 378 kcal
  • Protein: 22 grams
  • Sodium: 750 milligrams


Crispy Chicken Wonton Tacos are a fun and flavorful twist on traditional tacos. The combination of marinated chicken, tangy Asian slaw, and crispy wonton shells creates a delicious harmony of textures and tastes. Perfect for parties, gatherings, or a creative weeknight dinner, these tacos are sure to become a favorite. With simple ingredients and straightforward preparation, this recipe allows you to enjoy gourmet-style tacos in the comfort of your home. Enjoy the delightful crunch and savory flavors of these unique tacos!

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