Crispy Chicken Wontons
Wontons are little morsels of ground meat wrapped in a wheat-based wrapper.
They are always dainty, appetizing, and the most amazing food ever! Wontons can be made into different recipes: wonton soup, steamed shrimp wonton, Sichuan spicy red oil wonton, or fried wonton.
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What Can You Fill Wontons With?
There are endless possibilities with the filling—ground pork (most common), chicken, turkey, vegetables, shrimp, seafood, or combinations.
These chicken wontons are filled with ground chicken, shrimp, and then deep-fried to golden perfection. Every bite is bursting with flavors. They can be eaten alone or with some dipping sauce.
What Do You Eat Wontons With?
Wontons are commonly served with plum sauce, duck sauce, or a sweet and sour sauce.
For this recipe, I serve it with Thai sweet chili sauce, which is perfect for the chicken wontons. Once you eat one you just can’t stop until you finish everything, so double up your portion and make a big batch because they will be gone in no time!
How to Prepare Chicken Wontons
Many people don’t like deep-frying but there is no way to have great wontons if you don’t deep-fry. This chicken wontons recipe is seriously good and so easy and quick to make, a total of 20 minutes including wrapping the wontons.
So, fire up your wok, pan, or deep-fryer because everyone is going to love these chicken wontons so much.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 155 calories per serving.
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Chicken wontons – easiest and the best fried chicken wontons ever! Takes 20 mins including wrapping. Super crispy & yummy, get the easy recipe.
- 1/2 lb. ground chicken
- 1/4 lb. shrimp, chopped into small pieces
- 1 stalk scallion cut into rings
- 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash fish sauce optional
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 dashes ground white pepper
- 12 pieces wonton wrappers
- water for sealing
- oil for deep frying
- 3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves
- 1 pinch white sesame seeds
In a bowl, mix the ground chicken, shrimp, scallion and cornstarch until well combined. Add the salt, fish sauce, sesame oil and white pepper. Stir to mix well. Set aside.
Wrap the wontons with the wonton wrappers by placing a piece of the wonton wrapper on your palm. Add 1/2 tablespoon of the filling in the middle of the wrapper. Dip your index finger into some water and trace it on the outer edges of the wonton wrapper.
Fold and pinch the edges of the wonton wrapper up and seal the wonton tight, so there is no opening at the top and the wonton is securely enclosed. Watch the video below to learn how to wrap wontons.
Heat up some cooking oil in a wok or frying pan and deep fry the wontons until golden brown. Serve hot with sweet chili sauce, or eat plain.
Can you freeze them before or after fryin?
Freeze before frying.
Can we use egg roll wrappers?
You can but it’s not the best as the wrapper is too thick.
Can you bake or put them in a air fryer? Or even just steam them
Yes you can try!
I made them and they came out perfectly. Thanks!
Is this made with raw ground chicken or canned chicken?
Bonita D Drake
I have a lot of canned chicken so I’m going to try it, maybe with some shrimp, too. I hope it works.
Did it work?
Did you use raw shrimp?
Do you have to add shrimp I’m not fan of seafood?
You can skip.