Chicken Verde Wonton Tacos

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Healthy recipes don’t come easy to me. I have a hard time finding healthy recipes that I enjoy and look forward to making.

I want healthy food to taste like In-n-Out Burger.

One night when we had a particularly healthy dinner, my son made a comment that he felt like he was eating air. What an innocent and pure way of putting it…

These Chicken Verde Wonton Tacos emerged out of a craving for Mexican food. I love green salsa and especially nestled up with some cheese. A little cheese never hurt anyone. I think it’s important to realize that we can still have the things we want if we just use a little. Putting it in a wonton wrapper instead of tortilla saves you a ton of calories. You can have four of these mini tacos for 191 calories. Now that’s what I’m talking about.

wonton-filling

Just put a little of the chicken mixture in the center of each wonton.

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Bring the opposite corners of the wonton together and with a little water stick them together.

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In just 4-5 minutes you have a satisfying healthy snack, lunch, or dinner.

 

Chicken Verde Wonton Tacos

Yield: 8 wonton tacos

Calories per serving: 48 calories per taco; 192 calories for 4 tacos

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cooked, shredded boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 Tablespoon light sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
  • 8 wonton wrappers (these can be found in the refrigerated produce section by the Asian products)
  • (optional) 2 Tablespoons diced avocados (add 50 calories for this) and cilantro for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl mix the chicken, salsa, sour cream, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin and green onions.
  3. Place the wonton wrappers on the baking sheet and place about 1 Tablespoon of the mixture on each wonton.
  4. Divide and sprinkle cheese evenly over the mixture on each wonton.
  5. Bring two of the opposing corners up and using a little water stick them together.
  6. Bake for 4-5 minutes or until wontons get crispy. Be careful because they will burn if you don't watch them.
  7. Top with cilantro and avocado if desired.

Notes

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  1. I’ve never seen wonton wrappers used like that. Really cute!

  2. I gotta try this recipe…I’m originally from San Diego & would have Mexican food at least 2 times a week. We moved to Florida a few years ago & have yet to find even descent Mexican food….so I will definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe & I LOVE your blog :)

  3. Those look yummy!

  4. These look delicious! Thank you!

  5. Yum! These look delicious–like all your recipes! This was be great with some of the Laughing Cow Chipotle cheese too. Have you tried it? It’s actually good! (and only 1.5 grams of fat per wedge. Yay!)

  6. What a great recipe to add to my catering appetizers! Thanks for sharing!

    -Tahnycooks

  7. these look AMAZING! I am always always craving mexican food, and these would definitely hit the spot for much fewer calories :) great recipe!

  8. This looks and sounds ridiculously good – thanks for sharing this recipe!

  9. I love cooking with wonton wrappers! This is such a cute idea!

  10. These would make for some tasty appetizers!

  11. Mmmm I’m with you I love all things Mexican. These look amazing. My girlfriend just brought over baked empanadas made with puff pastry, I bet this filling would be awesome in
    those too!

  12. How cute are these! And still healthy? Amazing :)

  13. These are cute and delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. I have a sudden craving for Mexican food. These sound amazing!!!

  15. Looks delicious. Clever idea using the wonton wrappers. Do you think you could make these ahead and leave them in the refrigerator to bake later on? Thanks for the post.

  16. I made these tonight and after 6 minutes, the wonton wrappers still weren’t brown. I ended up putting them on a low broil for about three minutes. Really yummy!

    • I agree!! These were delicious, but mine did not brown up either…. The edges started to brown, but they never got crispy…. And I left them in for at least 7 minutes… The filling started to get really brown, so I was afraid that the filling would burn before they got brown… But they were delicious even though they were not crispy!! I have made many of Christy’s recipes and ALL have been great!! I also really LOVE the buffalo turkey lettuce wraps!!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Just the edges of the wrappers will turn brown not the whole thing. They’re still great!

  17. I made these tonight. I also had to cook them for a lot longer than the recipe suggests. They turned out amazing though! I really love this recipe. It is def on my list of snack/party food recipes!

  18. Hello!
    New follower here – my best friend raves about you so I had to come by and check you out! :) I’m now following you every which way, lol. These look awesome! I’ve been on a bit of a potsticker kick lately, but I think my husband is going to revolt soon, so this is a good way to use up my wrappers.
    thanks for sharing!!
    ang
    jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

  19. I’m totally with your son…air is just not that filling. ;) These, however, look fabulous!

    Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  20. Oh christy this looks amazing!!! And your photos are making me drool!!

  21. These were wonderful! So easy and so delicious! I did use canned chicken because I am pregnant and feeling lazy:)

  22. I’m super excited to try this but I need to make a few minor changes and I had a question. I don’t have/forgot to buy the sour cream. I don’t have yogurt either. Can I just leave it out or is there something I can replace it with? I do have crumbled goat cheese, which I thought I would try, but not sure since it’s not creamy.

  23. I pinned these. This looks like excellent party food.

  24. Looks great! Would love to make for Cinco de Mayo party, how far in advance could you prepare these? A couple hours or morning before? Thanks!

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      Wonton wrappers will dry out if left out too far ahead of time. I have prepared these in the morning and baked them in the afternoon and they were great.

  25. These were scrumptious. My five year old daughter helped me make them, she especially loved squishing the wonton wrappers together at the end. It was a hit with the whole family.