Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos Recipe
Festive and Tasty Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos are a fabulous holiday appetizer
I love appetizers. There's an amazing variety of appetizers to be had or created and seriously how much fun is it to nibble on different appies. These Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos are no exception. I'm addicted to them, give me a table full of appetizers like these and I'm set, that's my kind of meal.
*Originally published December 10th, 2017. Updated November 16, 2022
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I had a lot of fun testing out these Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos. I love brie and wanted something for the holiday season so enter the cranberries and hello the chicken was a no-brainer. I've been dying to try my hand at wonton tacos for something different and that's how this recipe came to be.
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So who is ready to check out this delicious Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos?
- 9-12 wonton wrappers
- Canola oil, for frying
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast strips
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon cracked peppercorns
- 2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 2 oz prosciutto, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 9 oz brie, sliced into thin strips
- ½ cup cranberry sauce
- 2 tablespoon toasted walnuts, chopped
- In a small frying pan over medium heat, add a thin layer of canola oil, no more than ¼ inch in depth. Once hot, place a single wonton sheet in the oil and allow it to fry for a few seconds before grabbing a corner with tongs and pulling it gently up out of the oil and over the rest of the wonton to create a taco shell shape. Hold the corner up until the bottom in the oil is golden and crispy, then flip the wonton over and continue holding it in shape until the bottom crisps. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel-lined plate, then repeat with remaining wonton wrappers. This step can be done a few hours ahead if needed and stored in a plastic bag with a paper towel.
- Pat dry the chicken breast strips and trim excess fat if needed. Season generously with the salt, pepper, and rosemary, patting it into both sides of the chicken.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat, then add the chopped prosciutto and cook, stirring frequently, for two minutes. Add the chicken and cook until no longer pink and the thickest portion of the chicken is 165 degrees, turning halfway through, around 6 minutes. Remove from the pan and let sit for a couple minutes, then slice into thin strips.
- To assemble the wonton tacos, distribute the chicken between the 9 best wonton wrappers, then add a slice or two of the brie. Top with a dollop of cranberry sauce, then sprinkle with toasted walnuts and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 867mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g
Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.
Is it easy to make this Chicken Wonton Tacos Recipe?
I'm not going to lie, frying the wonton wraps and making them a taco shape can be a bit finicky. Have some extras for the first time you make it because if you're like me you'll break a few at first. It's okay you'll quickly get the hang of it and it's so worth it because these Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos are going to be a hit. Personally I triple the recipe because these Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos go oh so quickly and that's before I even share them with my family.
Why Chicken Wonton Tacos?
I love the tartness of the cranberry sauce (of which mine is more cranberries than sauce) paired with the chicken, herbs and the brie itself oh my. The toasted walnuts just add another level of crispiness but you can leave out nuts for those with allergies of course. Last but not least the crunchiness of the wonton wrap ties this delicious appetizer together for a tasty treat.
Now just imagine serving this yummy deliciousness called Cranberry Brie Chicken Wonton Tacos to your friends and family this holiday season. I think I'm going to eat these all year long and change up the fruit sauce. I'm thinking chopped mangos could also work along with a few other fruity delights.If you don't have fresh rosemary you can use dried but the fresh rosemary just adds a whole other level of taste so if you can get it do, it's totally worth it. If I've made you hungry enough now how about a fabulous giveaway? Chicken Farmers of Canada is giving away a $500 Bed, Bath and Beyond Gift Card! Wow?! Enter below and GOOD LUCK!
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