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Chicken Wonton with Red Chili Oil recipe

Chicken Wonton with Red Chili Oil

by Leena Kohli (@leenakohli)
Prep Time
30min
Cook Time
10min
Total Time
40min
ChineseAppetiserSnackNut-FreeNon-Vegetarian

This Chicken Wonton recipe offers a delicious and healthier twist, using wonton sheets made with wheat flour, providing a nutritious alternative to traditional wrappers made with all-purpose flour. These thin sheets, commonly found in Asian grocery stores, are perfect for a variety of fillings.

The Filling:

The filling in this recipe is...

Ingredients

4 Servings
(1 serving = 4-5 wontons)

For the Filling

  • 250g
    chicken mince
  • 1/2cup
    onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4cup
    green onion, chopped
  • 1tsp
    ginger, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp
    light soy sauce
  • 1tsp
    oil
  • 1tsp
    salt
  • 1tsp
    black pepper, ground
  • 1tsp
    white pepper, ground

For the Red Chili Oil Dressing

  • 1 1/2tbsp
    red chili flakes
  • 1tsp
    paprika
  • 1/2tsp
    Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4tsp
    salt
  • 2tbsp
    vegetable oil, warmed
  • 1
    packet Wonton wrappers

Method

For the Dressing

  1. Combine red chilli flakes, paprika, Chinese five-spice powder, and salt in a small bowl.

  2. Pour warm oil over the spice mixture and stir well. Set aside to infuse.

For the Filling

  1. In a mixing bowl, mix the chicken mince, onion, green onion, ginger, soy sauce, oil, salt, black pepper, and white pepper until well combined.

    Step 2.1: In a mixing bowl, mix the chicken mince, onion, green onion, ginger, soy sauce, oil, salt, black pepper, and white pepper until well combined

To Assemble the Wontons

  1. Place a wonton wrapper on a clean surface. Spoon a generous amount of the chicken mixture into the center of the wrapper.

    Step 3.1: Place a wonton wrapper on a clean surface
  2. Moisten the edges of the wrapper lightly with water. Bring the corners together or fold over to form a triangle, pressing the edges firmly to seal and enclose the filling.

    Step 3.1: Moisten the edges of the wrapper lightly with water
    Step 3.2: Moisten the edges of the wrapper lightly with water
  3. Repeat the process with the remaining wrappers.

    Step 3.1: Repeat the process with the remaining wrappers

To Cook the Wontons

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

  2. Gently place the wontons in the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they float to the surface, indicating they are cooked.

    Step 4.1: Gently place the wontons in the boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until they float to the surface, indicating they are cooked
  3. Remove the wontons with a slotted spoon, drain well, and transfer to a serving plate.

    Step 4.1: Remove the wontons with a slotted spoon, drain well, and transfer to a serving plate

To Serve

  1. Serve the wontons hot, drizzled with the red chili oil dressing or accompanied by your choice of dipping sauce such as spicy garlic sauce or sweet-spicy tomato ketchup.

Tips & Tricks

  1. Ensure the wonton wrappers are sealed tightly to prevent leaks during cooking.

  2. Adjust the spice level of the dressing to suit your taste preferences.

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Leena Kohli

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