Baked Wonton Tacos

When I was a little kid, around every New Year’s, my mom and grandma would sit down and make Mandu {Korean version of potstickers or wontons} all day to make Teokguk {Korean version of wonton soup} and I’d just sit with them trying to help out.

I remember trying to help out making my own Mandu, though not really successfully. Then my mom and grandma made their own mandu skins from scratch. And now, how grateful I am that I can get premade mandu skins so easily, although I think I should try and make my own skins sometime. It’s definitely on my to-do list.

But until then, these premade wonton skins would do. I’ve been looking for ways to use these little yummies in different kinds of cooking. I’ve always used wonton skins for just wontons. Then I saw that you can use wonton skins for ravioli.

So I thought there must be other ways to use the skins, too. I guess you can use anything for anything you like. That’s what makes cooking more fun and adventurous, right? Seriously, my kitchen is like a lab. I do lots of experiments in my kitchen.

When I saw that you can use wonton skins to make little tacos, I immediately experimented with the idea. These little tacos are bite sized yummy goodness, I’ll tell you. They make a great appetizer… and also a great, light lunch!

I added ingredients that I love, like cilantro and avocado slices. So refreshing and delicious. When the skins are baked, they become crispy and crunchy.

Boil one chicken breast (boneless and skinless) until fully cooked. You can double the recipe if you’re cooking for more people. This recipe will be just enough for 2 people although I think that one person could finish these in five minutes.

Shred the chicken using two forks.

Add your favorite BBQ sauce (2 TBS) and sesame ginger dressing (2TBS) (I used the one from Trader Joe’s) to the chicken.

Add chopped cilantro leaves (1 TBS).

Add cheese (2 TBS) to the chicken mixture.

You will need about 8-10 square wonton wrappers.

Place about 1-2 tablespoonful of the chicken mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper.

Pinch two edges of the wonton skins together.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray the prepared tacos with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until the wonton skins are golden brown.

Baked Wonton Tacos

Double the recipe if cooking for a larger group.

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, boiled and shredded
  • 8 square wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame ginger dressing
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Mexican cheese
  • cooking spray
  • 1 red chili pepper, seeded and sliced
  • ½ avocado, peeled and sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine shredded chicken, BBQ sauce, sesame ginger dressing, cilantro, and Mexican cheese together.
  3. In the center of wonton wrapper, place about 1 or 2 tablespoonful of the chicken mixture and pinch two edge corners together. Repeat with the remaining mixture and wrappers.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place prepared wraps on the baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray generously.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the wrappers are golden brown and crispy.
  6. Sprinkle with chili red pepper and serve with sliced avocados if desired.

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