In honor of my lovely mother’s birthday today, I wanted to make sure I shared one of the recipes I prepared for her on Mother’s Day about a month ago. My mom is a selfless and dedicated woman. She constantly puts others before herself so this year I decided to actually kick her out of her own kitchen and prepare a lunch of light bites for her. One of the favorites of the afternoon were the chicken wonton tacos. This dish has chit. chaat. chew. written all over it — quick, easy, and delicious. I suggest you make this at your next get together with friends and family.
Adapted from Heart Mind and Seoul
chicken wonton tacos
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 20 square wonton wrappers
- 5 tablespoons of your favorite barbecue sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- few dashes of sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons of cilantro leaves, lightly chopped
- 4 tablespoons mexican cheese, shredded
- red pepper flakes — to taste
- salt and pepper — to taste.
- cooking spray
1.) Fill a pot of water and add chicken breasts. Poach chicken until cook through. Shred chicken with a fork and knife and add to a bowl for mixing.
2.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine chicken, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil, cilantro, and mexican cheese and mix thoroughly. Add salt, pepper, and red pepper to taste.
3.) Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and apply cooking spray. Place 1-2 tablespoons of chicken mixture into the center of each wonton wrapper and pinch the opposite corners together to create the taco shape. Repeat for each of the wonton wrappers. Place on the cookie sheet. Reapply another coat of cooking spray on all wontons
4.) Bake for about 10 minutes or until wontons are golden brown
5.) Serve with your favorite salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or hot sauce.
My mom fell in love with the recipe so much that she made it for her friends the following weekend and it was a hit. What is your favorite quick, easy, and delicious appetizer to make and is mother approved?
P.S. Happy Birthday, Mom!