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How to Make Chicken Wontons in Spicy Chili Sauce Now

Chicken wontons in spicy chili sauce is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the delicate taste of chicken-filled wontons with a zesty and spicy sauce.

Follow this step-by-step recipe to create a dish that’s perfect for an appetizer or a main course.

Ingredients for Chicken Wontons

For the Wontons:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 package of wonton wrappers

For the Spicy Chili Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 2 teaspoons water (slurry)

For Garnish:

  • Chopped green onions
  • Sesame seeds
Chicken Wontons

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Filling

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, chopped green onions, minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Step 2: Assemble the Wontons

  1. Lay out several wonton wrappers on a clean, dry surface.
  2. Place about 1 teaspoon of the chicken filling in the center of each wrapper.
  3. Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water using your finger.
  4. Fold the wrapper in half diagonally to form a triangle, pressing the edges to seal.
  5. Bring the two opposite corners of the triangle together and press to seal, forming a wonton shape.
  6. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.

Step 3: Cook the Wontons

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the wontons in batches, making sure not to overcrowd the pot.
  3. Cook the wontons for about 4-5 minutes or until they float to the surface and the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove the wontons and set them aside.

Step 4: Make the Spicy Chili Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili oil, sesame oil, sugar, minced garlic, grated ginger, Sriracha sauce, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using).
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in the cornstarch slurry and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes until the sauce thickens.

Step 5: Serve

  1. Place the cooked wontons in a serving bowl or plate.
  2. Pour the spicy chili sauce over the wontons, making sure they are well coated.
  3. Garnish with chopped green onions and sesame seeds.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Chicken Wontons

Tips

  • Folding Wontons: If you are new to folding wontons, practice a few times to get the hang of it. There are various folding techniques you can try, so find one that works best for you.
  • Adjusting Spice Level: Customize the heat level of the chili sauce by adjusting the amount of Sriracha sauce and red pepper flakes to your taste preference.
  • Freezing Wontons: You can freeze uncooked wontons on a baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer them to a zip-top bag for long-term storage. Cook from frozen, adding an extra minute or two to the boiling time.

Enjoy your delicious homemade chicken wontons in spicy chili sauce! This dish is sure to impress with its combination of flavors and textures.

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