OMG! These chili oil chicken wontons are one of my go to easy week night dinners! I know one would think making wontons can be a hassle and time consuming, but the way I make them is such a time saver. Go check out my video on my YouTube channel to see how easy the fold technique is. I usually make about two servings worth every time so I can have left overs the next day.
I learned how to make dumping’s and wontons from my mom. She makes the BEST wontons anyone can imagine! It takes her even less time to whip these babies out since she’s had years and years of practice making them! If you practice at making these you’ll be an expert in no time. I put a little spin on my recipes because I decided to serve mine with some chili oil sauce, and it was delicious. My mom usually serves her with soup, which is another great way to enjoy these!
Key ingredients in these chili oil wontons:
- Ground chicken
- I chose ground chicken mostly because that was the only thing I had in my fridge. My mom usually uses ground pork, but really any ground meat will work here!
- Ginger and garlic
- These are staples in any dumpling recipes. They add a lovely fresh flavor, and I would definingly suggest the fresh stuff and not the dried.
- Soy sauce
- Obviously a staple in dumplings and wontons.
- A little sugar goes a long way here! It add the slightest touch of sweetness, and brings all the flavors together. Definitely don’t skip on this.
- This may be the second most important ingredient after the chicken. I love adding a whole bunch of spring onion to my wontons. I know the recipe calls for 1/4 of a cup, but you can definitely add more.
- Sesame oil
- Sesame oil is probably my favorite flavor addition to wontons. A little bit of this goes a long way since the flavor is so strong. Make sure you don’t over do it on this one.
- Wonton wrappers
- I get my square wonton wrappers at the local grocery store. They are pretty easy to find now-a-days. I definitely recommend using square wontons wrappers over circular ones beucase they are easier to fold.
- Chili oil
- This is probably my favorite part of the recipe. I have a homemade chili oil that is SO delicious, and you have to make this for this recipes (or buy some if you’re feeling lazy).
- Black vinegar
- There is something so delicious about black vinegar. It adds such a great acidic and sweet taste. I got this at my local Asian market, but I’ve seen it a grocery stores too. If you don’t have this on hand, white vinegar works as well.
Chili Oil Chicken Wontons
- 4-6 oz ground chicken
- 1 tsp ginger diced
- ½ tbsp garlic diced
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp sugar
- ¼ cup scallions
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 20 square wonton wrappers
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp chili oil
- 1 tsp black vinegar
- First place your ground chicken in a large mixing bowl. Then add your soy sauce, ginger, garlic, scallions, sugar, and sesame oil. Mix everything together till it is combined. Make sure you do not over mix the filling, because it will make the filling tough.
- Let the filling to sit for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to come together!
- Bring a pot of water up to a small boil.
- Grab a square wonton wrapper and brush the outline of the wrapper with some water.
- Place the filling in the middle of the wonton wrapper. Then take the bottom of the wrapper and fold it over the filling. Press the wet seams together.
- Then dab a little water on the bottom right corner of the wonton. Pinch the bottom left corner with the bottom right corner of the wonton and press it together.
- Once all your wontons are made, place them in the boiling water and cook for 8 minutes.
- While the wontons are cooking, make your sauce by combining your soy sauce, chili oil, and black vinegar.
- When the wontons are done cooking, scoop them out and place them onto a plate. Then drizzle on the sauce and enjoy!