These easy fried wontons are made with ground chicken and a mixture of seasonings and then quickly fried and served with a soy-vinegar sauce. Make it spicy with some sriracha, or skip it for the tender-mouthed among you.
Fried Wontons with Chicken
A wonton is a dumpling with a meat or vegetable filling inside. My easy fried wonton recipe has a mixture of ground chicken and seasonings inside.
Where can you buy wonton wrappers?
Wonton wrappers can be bought at most major grocery stores, typically in the refrigerated section. Even my tiny rural store carries these, so you shouldn’t have any trouble tracking some down. I would not personally recommend making these wrappers yourself. It can be done, but it really time-consuming and turns this quick appetizer into more a labor of love.
How do you fold wontons?
There’s really no “wrong” way to fold these. As long as the wrappers are sealed you’ll end up with something delicious.
To fold them like you see pictured here, just match corner to corner creating a triangle. Make sure to wet the edges lightly so the filling doesn’t come out when they are frying.
How to Fry Wontons
When you deep fry your chicken wontons, make sure that the oil is heated to 350° degrees. If your oil is too hot it will cook the wontons too quickly and the filling won’t get a chance to cook.
If you don’t have an oil thermometer, you can test it by cooking a tester. You want the wonton to take about 4-5 minutes total to cook.
What kind of pan should I use to make Fried Wontons?
A wok will always be ideal for this sort of thing, but if you don’t have one you can use any skillet. I prefer non-stick.
Be careful when you slide the wontons into the oil to prevent any splattering. You want a high temp oil like canola or avocado oil for best results.
Tips for frying wontons
Be patient! | You’ll be flipping the wontons halfway through the fry to get the other side, so don’t feel like you have to flip them more than that. Let them cook in peace, why don’tcha??
Never walk away from your stove when frying | For real. Not even for a minute. These cook quickly and anytime you’ve got frying going on you need to be all hands on deck.
Have your draining area ready | You’ll want a plate lined with paper plates to place the cooked wontons on to cool before you shovel them into your mouth. Have it ready before you need it!
More Asian-inspired Recipes
If you use up all the wonton wrappers and still want egg rolls, my Egg Rolls In A Bowl recipe is perfect. What better way to get those veggies in for the picky eaters. Simply place this delicious side in your bowl of choice and ta-da, a delicious complement to these Fried Chicken Wontons.
Looking for a main entree still? Traeger Grilled Salmon is a delicious grilled salmon recipe that I can’t get enough of. Change it up and make a Togarashi Pork Tenderloin if you want something other than fish.
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 1/2 pound ground chicken
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons togarashi
- oil for frying
- Combine the chicken, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and togarashi in a small bowl, and mix to combine.
- Stuff about a tablespoon into each wrapper, brush the edges with water, and then fold into a triangle. Fold the edges in toward the middle, and set aside.
- Preheat 1 - 1 1/2 inches of oil in a skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
- Fry the wontons in batches, flipping once until both sides are golden brown. They should fry for 3-4 minutes. If they are getting done sooner than that, turn your oil down a bit. You need to give them enough time to fully cook the filling.
- Remove to a separate plate and serve with vinegar soy dipping sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 43mg Sodium: 357mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 12g