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Crispy Chicken Wontons

Served with a choice of sauces, these crunchy appetizers are a big hit at parties. They're so popular that my family has even requested them as a main dish for dinner. —Connie Blesse, Auberry, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped water chestnuts
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 package (16 ounce) wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Plum or sweet-and-sour sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken, carrots and water chestnuts. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, water, soy sauce and ginger until smooth. Add to chicken mixture; toss to coat.
  • Position a wonton wrapper with one point toward you. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the center of wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling; fold sides toward center over filling. Roll toward the remaining point. Moisten top corner with water; press to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Place on greased baking sheets. Combine butter and oil; brush over wontons. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with plum or sweet-sour sauce.
Nutrition Facts
3 wontons: 157 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 258mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.
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  • DL
    Feb 23, 2020

    Fairly easy to follow. Good flavored recipe. I added minced garlic and Togarashi seasoning.

  • Jennie
    Apr 5, 2019

    Instead of baking can I boil this in chicken. Soup

  • Tracy
    Oct 16, 2017

    Not the best... texture of the wrapper being baked instead of fried, is not very good ,. Also thought it was tasteless ! Needs lots of sauce ! Would not make this again

  • kierajane
    Jun 29, 2014

    One of my son's favorite recipes! I usually use a little bit of cabbage and onions instead of the water chestnuts.

  • talon49
    Mar 5, 2012

    This was one of the dishes I served to my party of eight, recipe wasn't modify, nobody liked it including my self and I wouldn't make it again.

  • annsway1
    Nov 1, 2011

    Delish...I wouldn't change a thing...except maybe double the recipe!!

  • jwoodall3
    Mar 21, 2009

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  • Eva
    Jun 20, 2006

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