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Monday, March 31, 2014

Chicken Wontons with Spicy Plum Dipping Sauce

When I was growing up, my mom would make wonton soup and fried wontons... ON THE SAME DAY. Yup, we were spoiled. We would eat so many wontons. Oh, they are worth it. Fried wontons may be one of my personal weaknesses. I have many.

This is my mom's recipe. She was a genius.

This is a simple recipe that you can use for any party or for any appetizer.

Chicken Wontons

  1 package of square wontons (50 per pack)
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
1 c vegetable oil to fry

Cook chicken any way you would like- easy right? Boil, bake, roast... Just cook the chicken through and then shred it. Add the chopped onions and soy sauce. Mix together till all chicken is coated in the soy sauce. Lay out the wonton squares and fill with about 1 tsp of chicken mixture right in  the middle of the wonton. Dipping your finger in a bowl of water, wet the wonton around the chicken mixture. Fold the wonton over to make a triangle, pinching the wonton completely closed.  Heat oil in a deep sauté pan over medium high heat til about 350 degrees. Fry the wontons about 1 minute per side until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with dipping sauce.

Don't want to fry? Try baking them at 425 degrees on a baking rack, until golden brown.

Spicy Plum Dipping Sauce

1/2 c plum jam
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp water

Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Serve with wontons. (Can't find plum jam? Substitute apricot jam)

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