Crispy Chicken Wontons with Sweet Chili-Lime Sauce

We present to you Irresistible crunchiness paired with an addicting sauce. Wontons are one of our favorite appetizers to order in a restaurant, so we decided to make them ourselves! The weather is starting to warm up, our colds are (almost) gone, cherry blossom season is right around the corner, and spring break in Hawaii is just a week away. Things are looking up!

1/2 TBS. sesame oil
1/4 of a head of cabbage, shredded
1/2 lb. ground chicken
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. fresh ginger, minced
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 TBS. soy sauce or more to taste
30 wonton wrappers
vegetable oil for frying
1/4 cup bottled sweet chili sauce
1 1/2 TBS. fresh lime juice

  • In a small bowl, combine the sweet chili sauce and the lime juice. Stir and set aside.
  • Heat the sesame oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook the cabbage until it softens. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute. Add the ground chicken and stir, breaking up the pieces until done. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add the soy sauce and turn off the heat. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Assemble the wontons by placing a spoonful of filling in the center of a wrapper. Dip your finger into a small dish of water and wet 2 of the sides. Fold the opposite sides over the filling and pinch together, forming a small triangle. Repeat with all the wrappers.
  • Pour vegetable oil into a pan to a depth of 1-inch. Heat over medium high heat. When hot, fry the wontons in batches (about 1-2 minutes per side) or until crispy and brown. Makes 30 wontons.

4 thoughts on “Crispy Chicken Wontons with Sweet Chili-Lime Sauce

  1. WOW!! I ate at Roy’s Hawaiin Fusion last night and had these. So, of course I wanted to make them myself. I used this recipe and added some red curry paste to the meat mixture. Out of the world!!

  2. This sounds really great! Thanks for sharing. (I was the one looking for an app to go with the spicy tangerine beef entree on WC). I think I will try these and some edamame both with it. Thanks!

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