Crisp wonton tacos with spicy slow cooker shredded chicken. A delicious party appetizer or meal.

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Wonton Tacos Recipe from

I’m bracing for a mini heatwave. Three to four days of 90 degree weather and that’s not normal for the northeast this time of year. Nope. Usually May and June are far from spectacular months. Case in point, today was 60 and rainy. I wasn’t complaining at all. We took advantage of the dreary day and went shopping…by request of my 3 year old. How could I say no to that kind of request? Rainy and 60’s was a slight dip from the previous few days but it’ll be a big jump up tomorrow. Normally it’s in the 60’s and 70s this time of year…maybe an 80 degree day here or there but 90 isn’t normal. New England is finicky. Of course, that’s not to say I won’t be enjoying the warm weather. We’re ready for it. We have the ac’s in, the kids all have swim suits and the furniture is on the deck. I’m even going to prep and blow up a kiddie pool for the deck so they can splash around and play in the afternoon.

Once the summer temps roll in, a lot of people avoid the kitchen. I know we always did that growing up. You turn to the grill or takeout on the super hot nights. Keep the heat out, not in. But you know what’s awesome about this dish besides how absolutely amazing it tastes? The prepping is done in the slow cooker! That’s right. No oven required. No heating up your kitchen with a major appliance. It’s just not necessary this time of year. Pull out your slow cooker and get busy whipping these babies up. They may look basic but they’re full of flavor. We were fighting over the remaining chicken scraps. So good! Next time I’ll make a double batch.

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Wonton Tacos Recipe from

Do not skimp on the seasonings. Do layer with cheese, lettuce and other fixings on the bottom of your wonton, followed by chicken and an ever important drizzle of spicy slow cooker liquid. Yes, you absolutely must save that golden liquid. It’s fantastic. The other essential part of this recipe – the wonton shell. Do not fear frying these. I tried a baked version first and they were no where near as good. Trust me and fry your wontons.

Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Wonton Tacos Recipe from

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Spicy Slow Cooker Chicken Wonton Tacos

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Yield: 4
Crisp wonton tacos with spicy slow cooker shredded chicken. A delicious party appetizer or meal.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3/4 C chicken broth
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 10-15 wonton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Optional filling ingredients: lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, sour cream


  • Place trimmed chicken breast, chicken broth and seasonings in the bowl of a small slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours. Shred chicken at the two hour mark, return to slow cooker.
  • Coat the bottom of a medium skillet with vegetable oil. Heat over medium heat until hot. Place half of one wonton wrapper over the end of a nylon spatula, pressing the lower half into the oil to fry for 15-30 seconds. Grab cooked portion with tongs, flipping and cooking the other half of the wonton wrapper for 15-30 seconds or until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
  • Fill fried wontons with spicy shredded chicken and additional optional fillings. Enjoy warm.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American