Monday, May 30, 2011

Chicken Wonton Tacos

We are big fans of Chinese food in our house, but I still feel hesitant about cooking it. I don't know, something about it still seems intimidating. I saw these wonton tacos over at Life as a Lofthouse and they seemed manageable. Her recipe is for a spicy chicken version with a coleslaw type topping. I adapted these to fit our Asian themed dinner. They do take a little bit of time and work, but they made for a fun dinner.

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Lawry's teriyaki marinade
1 green bell pepper, julienned
1 yellow onion, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
40 wonton wrappers
vegetable or canola oil for frying

Marinate the chicken in the teriyaki marinade for an hour or two and then grill the chicken until thoroughly cooked. Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes and then cut into small bite-sized pieces. Sautee the vegetable in the soy sauce until tender. Meanwhile heat oil in a thick skillet. Use enough oil to to make it about an 1" deep in the skillet. Use two wonton wrappers per taco. Place a few pieces of chicken in the middle. One the oil is hot carefully fry the tacos, you will have to use tongs. Make sure both sides get nice and crispy and golden brown. Once finished let the wonton tacos cool on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any excess oil. Top the wonton tacos with the vegetables and enjoy them while they are hot!

We ate these with ham fried rice.

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