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Fried or Baked Chicken Wontons


  • 1 lb minced chicken or pork
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seed oil optional
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 package won ton wrappers
  • Oil for frying


  1. Mix meat, salt, sesame oil, corn starch and white pepper.
  2. Lay out a won ton wrapper. Place about 1 teaspoon meat mixture in the center.
  3. Brush a little water on the wrapper, around the meat to the edges. Bring all the sides of the wrapper up around the meat. Pinch together to seal. Or fold the wrapper diagonally to form triangles.

  4. Continue wrapping until all meat is used.
  5. To fry: In a deep frying pan, heat oil to 350 F. Place won tons into hot oil. Fry till wrappers are golden. Remove from oil, drain on plate or colander lined with paper towels.

  6. To bake (works best with triangles): Preheat oven to 400 F. Place wonton on wire rack placed on top of a rimmed cooking sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn over and continue baking until brown.

  7. Serve as is, with sweet chili sauce, or sriracha sauce if preferred.