Asian Nachos

 

Asian Nachos

I stumbled on these delicious things when my friend Shawna and I ate at The Luxe restaurant in Las Vegas. We had attended a photography convention together, and she showed me this spot just before we were about to board our flights and go home. I kept trying to wrangle the recipe out of the waiters, and had to take bits and pieces of what each one said (as well as a menu description) to be able to develop this knock-off recipe. The restaurant served them on one large platter with a blob of black beans and rice in the center. When making them at home, it was far easier to divide them on to smaller plates and serve each person individually.

Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg wonton wrappers sliced into triangles
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup Apricot jam
  • 4 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1 lb Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/8 cup cream may substitute milk, just use a little less
  • 1 Tbsp Wasabi
  • 1 cup salted roasted peanuts chopped fine
  • 1 bunch of green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large pan, heat about 1 1/2 inches of peanut oil to medium. Fry the wonton wrappers until golden. Set aside.
  2. Over medium-low heat, simmer together peanut butter and jam. When well blended, stir in shredded chicken. Keep on low heat.
  3. Mix together cream and Wasabi and set aside.
  4. These need to be made "per plate," so starting with your first plate, place about 10 wonton chips on. Sprinkle 2 handfuls of cheese evenly across the chips. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Ladle on about 1/8 cup of the chicken mixture, then drizzle with Wasabi cream, and garnish with a sprinkling of peanuts and a few chopped green onions.
  5. This recipe makes about 6 large plates.

Recipe Notes

I stumbled on these in Las Vegas when I ate lunch at The Luxe with my friend Shawna. We had the hardest time wrangling the recipe out of our waiter, so we ended up asking a bunch of waiters! Through their information as well as the brief menu description, I was able to develop a great knock off. These are absolutely delicious. The restaurant served them with a blob of rice and black beans in the center.

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