This Chicken Wonton Bowl was inspired by Applebee’s Chicken Wonton Tacos.
Chicken Wonton Tacos, made into a bowl.
The flavor of this dish tastes much the same as the popular tacos served at Applebees. Saucy stir fried chicken over slaw, then layered with another creamy, spicy, Sriracha-based sauce and finally topped off with crispy wonton strips, instead of stuffed into a wonton taco shell.
It’s just easier, really. But also, you control the amount of carbs with how many wonton strips you choose to use.
What ingredients are needed to make these Chicken Wonton Taco Bowls?
You need a few base ingredients plus a couple optional ingredients. Super simple.
Here’s everything you need: cooked chicken (use ground chicken, grilled, rotisserie or any kind of cooked and shredded chicken), cooking oil, cole slaw mix, stir fry sauce, sesame oil, mayonnaise, wonton strips, Sriracha, and then optional lime wedges and cilantro for garnish and added flavor.
Ground chicken or any kind of chicken!
You can really use any kind of chicken here. I use ground chicken because it’s the texture you typically expect to find in taco meat. It cooks quickly and easily.
Say you don’t have ground chicken. That’s OK. You can substitute any kind of chicken. You could cook and shred chicken, chop it up, or start with a plain rotisserie chicken.
Applebee’s tacos are made with grilled chicken. If you enjoy that added flavor you get from grilling, go ahead and grill chicken breasts or thighs, shred them, and then use that in place of ground chicken.
Try it different ways and see what you like best!
Two Sauces = Big Flavor
Not one but two sauces. It might seem excessive. But it’s worth it! This recipe is very simple but is full of flavor because of the sauces. You wouldn’t really enjoy a salad as much without dressing would you? Same deal.
Since each sauce adds a layer of flavor, you want to be sure you have all the ingredients needed to make both sauces.
When choosing a chili sauce, you can opt for more savory garlic chili sauce, or if you want to add a touch of sweetness, you can opt for sweet chili sauce. Your choice! And if you can’t decide, you could absolutely add both.
Yes. Really and truly. Cook the chicken, stir up the sauces. Put everything in a bowl and BAM. Dinner is done.
When you’re looking for a healthy, lower carb dinner that doesn’t take forever to prep—this fits the bill!
Watch how to make this recipe.
And see for yourself how easy this is. It’s pretty incredible.
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