These chicken and cilantro wontons are the perfect bite-sized snack or appetizer. And they’re so easy to make! Just follow the simple instructions below.
So what are you waiting for? Get your wonton wrappers and fill them with this delicious chicken and cilantro mixture. Your taste buds will thank you!
WHAT ARE WONTONS?
Wontons are a type of Chinese dumpling that can be served either fried or boiled. They are made with a wrappers that is filled with a variety of fillings, including meats, vegetables, and cheeses.
The most popular wonton filling is probably pork, but chicken and shrimp are also common. And while there are endless possibilities for wonton fillings, one of our favorites is this chicken and cilantro combo.
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN AND CILANTRO WONTONS:
Making wontons is simple. You just need to throw the ingredients into a food processor and mix. The biggest chunk of time is spent wrapping the wontons, which this recipe yields about 80-90. It takes me approximately 1 hour to wrap them, so I do it while I watch TV. This particular recipe is for chicken and cilantro wontons, but you can easily substitute the chicken for pork, shrimp, beef, or any other type of protein.
Mouth-Watering Chicken and Cilantro Wontons
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 thumb ginger peeled and minced
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- Wonton wrappers
- Add all ingredients except the wonton wrappers into a food processor.
- Pulse until everything is mixed together well and resembles a paste. If you don't have a food processor, you can finely chop everything by hand.
- To wrap the wontons, take one wrapper and spoon about 1 tsp of filling into the center.
- Use your finger to wet the edges of the wrapper with water.
- Fold the wrapper in half, making sure to press out any air pockets.
- Pinch the edges together to seal.
- Repeat until all wontons are wrapped.
- At this point, you can freeze the wontons for later use or cook them immediately.
- To cook, simply boil in water for 3-5 minutes until they float to the surface and are cooked through. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce (I like soy sauce with a little bit of chili oil).
HOW TO STORE WONTONS
Once you have made your chicken and cilantro wontons, you will need to store them properly in order to keep them fresh. Here are some tips on how to store your chicken and cilantro wontons:
- Wontons can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- To freeze wontons, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 1 hour. Then, transfer the frozen wontons to a freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- When ready to eat, frozen wontons can be cooked directly from frozen. Simply add them to boiling water and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until heated through.
HOW TO SERVE CHICKEN AND CILANTRO WONTONS
There are many ways to enjoy chicken and cilantro wontons. Here are a few ideas:
Serve with a dipping sauce such as soy sauce, hoisin sauce, or sweet chili sauce.
Add wontons to soup for an extra hearty meal.
Enjoy as an appetizer or main dish.
What sauce goes with chicken and cilantro wontons?
- Kimchi and Honey Dipping Sauce.
- Thai-Style Dipping Sauce.
- Black Bean-Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce With Maple Syrup.
- Coconut Curry Dipping Sauce.
- Ponzu-Ginger Dipping Sauce.
- Mango-Lime Dipping Sauce.
There are many different sauces that can be used as a dipping sauce for chicken and cilantro wontons. Some popular options include kimchi and honey sauce, Thai-style sauce, black bean-peanut butter sauce with maple syrup, coconut curry sauce, and Ponzu-ginger sauce. mango-lime sauce is also a delicious option. Whichever sauce you choose, it is sure to be a hit with these delicious wontons!
Can I make wontons the day before?
The wonton can be prepared prior at the stage of baking, and then store them in the refrigerator or freezer (if you’re refrigerating them you can prepare the wontons up to a day in advance of time). If you are freezing, let the wonton time to return to ambient temperature in the fridge prior to deep-frying.
Wontons are a type of Chinese dumpling typically made with a pork and shrimp filling. The wonton wrapper is made with wheat flour, water and salt. Wontons can be boiled, steamed, deep-fried or pan-fried. When deep-fried, they are often served as an appetizer with a sweet and sour sauce. When boiled or steamed, they are usually served in soup.