Crispy Baked Chicken Wontons are a quick and easy finger food filled with chicken & vegetables then baked to a crispy finish. They're deliciously light and make the perfect addition to your appetizer tray for New Year's Eve or your next party.
I'm thinkin' it's about time to start putting my list together of New Year's Eve appetizers. How about you? Whether you're having people over or just having a quiet celebration of your own, these chicken in wonton wrappers are a simple recipe to throw together. And they're super delicious too!
One of the things I like best about celebrating the new year, besides my sparkling pomegranate cocktail and champagne, are the hors d-oeuvres. I love putting out a big spread including favorites, like my Hot Mexican Cheese Dip, Meatball Sliders, and Baked Brie with Kahlua. This year I'm including these baked wonton wrappers with chicken, an easy-to-make light addition to the appetizer array.
They come out light and crispy on the outside and taste great with a little side of soy sauce for dipping. You can eat them with chopsticks or, even easier, just use your fingers.
Tips to Make These Wonton Wraps even Easier
No need to make your own vegetable filling just use a package of broccoli-carrot slaw, which you can find in the produce section of your grocery store, and chop it up a bit to make it easier to fit in the wrapper.
No need to cook chicken breasts up either, just purchase ground chicken and cook it up with some minced garlic. If you do opt for the chicken breasts, I diced mine, cooked it with the garlic, then minced it in my Ninja chopper.
Don't want to fold? Just press the wonton wrappers into a muffin pan, much the way I made my Crab Wonton Cups, fill, then bake as directed.
Variations for filled wontons
There are so many ways you can make appetizers with wonton wrappers. And so many ways to fill them. Here are just a few ideas to start with.
- Taco wontons - use your favorite taco filling
- Pizza wontons - flavor with pepperoni, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
- Use ground pork in lieu of chicken
- Shrimp or shrimp and pork are great together
- Use your faovite jalapeno popper ingredients to stuff the wontons
- Fill with your favorite chili
- Opt for an egg roll filling from my Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls
- Make them gluten-free by using paleo wraps and substitute Tamari for the basic soy sauce.
How to Make Baked Chicken Wontons
Simple ingredients are all you need. Ground chicken, broccoli carrot slaw, and a mixture of soy sauce, dry sherry, lime juice, ginger, and cornstarch.
- Combine the ingredients and place a small amount in the center of each wonton wrapper.
- To make sure the wrapper seals, moisten the edges with a little water.
How to fold wontons
- Gently bring the two opposing corners into the center and pinch together.
- Repeat with the other two corners.
- Place the filled wontons on a greased cookie sheet.
- Spray lightly with a nonstick spray and bake.
See how the edges of these baked wonton wrappers got all nice and crispy. And they've sealed in all that delicious flavor too!
You can use any number of dipping sauces. For a simple one, just use plain soy sauce. Or opt for a sesame-flavored sauce by combining ¾ cup soy sauce, 3 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil, 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 1 Tablespoon balsamic, 2 teaspoons minced ginger, and 3 scallions, sliced thin.
One other choice is a sweet and sour dipping sauce. Just mix ¼ cup sugar, ¼ cup soy sauce, ¼ cup rice wine vinegar, ¼ cup water, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, and ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes.
Whatever you decide, the Asian flavor to the dipping sauce is the perfect combination for these light and crispy baked chicken wontons. Now dip away and enjoy a safe and happy New Year!
More Appetizer Favorites
Air Fryer Chicken Wings are crispy and great to toss with your favorite wing sauce.
Bacon-Wrapped Smokies with Brown Sugar are candy-glazed bacon-wrapped sausages that are always a hit at any party.
Air Fryer Meatballs with Spicy Glaze from Went Here 8 This can be whipped up in 10 minutes with frozen meatballs straight from the freezer.
Cheddar Cheese Fondue made with beer or beef broth for extra flavor.
Find lots of appetizer recipes here on 2CM!
Crispy Baked Chicken Wontons
- 2 boneless chicken breasts, chopped (about 4-oz each) (you can also use 8-oz ground chicken)
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 cup broccoli-carrot slaw, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce (use Tamari for gluten-free option)
- 1 Tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger or 3 Tablespoons fresh minced ginger
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 32 wonton wrappers (look for Paleo wrappers for a gluten-free alternative)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
- Cook chicken with garlic in a medium skillet. If you used chopped chicken, put in a food chopper and grind after cooking.
- Mix chicken with remaining ingredients except for wrappers.
- Place a teaspoon of mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper. Moisten the edges with a finger that has been dipped in water. Bring up the 2 opposing corners and pinch them together. Repeat with the other 2 corners.
- Place completed wrappers on prepared cookie sheet. Spray lightly with nonstick spray.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until brown.
This post has been updated with step-by-step directions and more useful information. It was first published on December 27, 2017.