These Asian Chicken Wonton Nachos are an EPIC spin on classic nachos. Crispy baked wonton chips are layered with Asian flavored ground chicken, pungent red onions, spicy jalapenos, two types of cheeses and finished with a silky, smooth spicy peanut sauce. These nachos are easy to make, yet packed with flavor and a total crowd pleaser!
Make the peanut sauce: Add all the ingredients for the peanut sauce to a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning with honey, sriracha or vinegar. If you like a thinner consistency, add a bit of water. Set the peanut sauce aside until ready to use. (SEE NOTES)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two sheet large rimmed baking sheets with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Spray aluminum with non-stick cooking spray.
For the wonton chips: Divide the cut wontons between the baking sheets, making sure to arrange the wontons in a single layer. Spray the wontons evenly with a bit of cooking spray. Season generously with salt. Bake (on the upper 1/3rd and middle shelves of the oven) until golden brown, about 7-10 minutes, rotating the pans from top to middle half way through cooking. Remove from oven and let cool.
Meanwhile, prepare the chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet, or wok, over medium-high heat. Add the minced jalapeno and cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Add in the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in the chicken and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook, using a spoon to break it up into smaller pieces, and stir-fry until almost cooked through and starting to brown, about 6-8 minutes. Add in the soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and honey. Cook, stirring, until the liquid is reduced and coats the chicken, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
Assemble the nachos: Arrange all the chips on one baking sheet. Spoon the chicken mixture over the chips. Top with both cheeses, the red onions and the sliced jalapenos.
Nutritional information based upon 6 servings and does NOT include peanut sauce.