Chicken Wontons Recipe

Published on June 5th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on April 23rd 2024
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Chicken Wontons are crispy and delicious. You no longer have to drive to a restaurant to order chicken wontons; you can make them at home. We even show you how to cook them in two different ways. So we've got you covered whether you want to enjoy crispy, crunchy traditional fried chicken wontons or healthier baked chicken wontons. Best of all, these chicken wontons are served with an addicting delicious apricot sauce that enhances the flavor of the wontons and makes them taste a million times better. 


What are chicken wontons made of?

These chicken wontons are made with ground chicken, scallions, soy sauce, shallots, garlic, and seasonings. 


What is wonton filling made of?

There are many kinds of wonton fillings. However, shrimp or pork are the most popular types of fillings. They may also be mixed with scallions, mushrooms, water chestnuts, or other vegetables. 


Are chicken wontons healthy?

It depends on how the chicken wontons are cooked. Baked or steamed chicken wontons will be healthier than fried chicken wontons. Nevertheless, even if the wontons are fried, they will provide fat and carbs, which the body needs for energy. Additionally, chicken wontons also contain protein which increases and helps maintain muscle mass. 


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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
6 persons


Apricot Sauce
  • 1 cup Apricot Preserves


  • 1 tablespoon Yellow Mustard 


  • 1/4 cup Teriyaki Sauce 


  • 1/2 cup Sugar-Free Ketchup 

Chicken Wontons
  • 1 pound Ground Chicken


  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper 


  • 2 Scallions, minced


  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce 


  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced 


  • 1 Shallot, minced 


  • 1/2 teaspoon Sesame Seed Oil 


  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch


  • 1 package of Wonton Wrappers


  • 1/4 cup Water 


  • 4 cups of Oil for frying


Apricot Sauce

To a medium bowl, add the apricot preserves, mustard, teriyaki sauce, and sugar-free ketchup. Whisk until the sauce is smooth. Pour the apricot sauce into a small serving dish. 


Chicken Wontons

To a large bowl, add the ground chicken, salt, black pepper, scallions, soy sauce, garlic, shallot, sesame seed oil, and cornstarch. Mix to combine. 


Arrange a wonton wrapper on your countertop and add 1 teaspoon of the ground chicken mixture to the center of the wonton. 


Using a brush, brush the edges of the wonton wrapper with a little water. Bring the middle of each of the four edges together and press the middle to seal the wonton. You should have a chicken wonton that looks like a Rangoon. You can also fold the wonton wrapper diagonally to create a triangular chicken wonton. 


Continue filling and wrapping the wonton wrappers until all the chicken filling is gone. 

To Fry The Chicken Wontons

In a deep skillet, add oil. Place it over medium-high heat and heat the oil to 350 °F. Carefully lower the wontons into the hot oil and fry them for 3-5 minutes until they are golden brown. Drain the wontons on a wire rack and continue cooking the chicken wontons until all of them have been fried. 

To Bake The Chicken Wontons

Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Arrange the chicken wontons on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Spray the chicken wontons with nonstick cooking spray and bake them for ten minutes until golden brown. 


To Assemble

Place the chicken wontons onto a serving dish and serve with the apricot sauce or Dumpling Sauce

Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

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Sarah Leadon

Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon