Easy homemade wonton in chilli oil recipe. Succulent, moist chicken wontons topped with spicy, savoury chilli oil sauce. You can easily make this delicious wontons at home with my easy to follow recipe.
Homemade wonton fillings is more tastier than the store bought ones for no doubt. If you like wontons and haven’t tried at home yet, I highly recommend to try out at home. You will amazed by how fresh and tasty your wontons turns out.
If you haven’t tried wonton wrapping before, you can see all the details my step by step cooking video linked down below. You can make them in advanced, freeze it and use it in many different dishes. You can add in your noodle soups, clear soups, you can steam it, boil it or fry it and serve it with your choice of dipping sauces.
- Fillings: I usually make the fillings with combination of chicken mince, prawn mince and spring onions. But in this recipe, I use chicken thigh mince and spring onions. Chicken thigh mince is ideal for this recipe, thigh meat has more fat content, more moist and juicy. Seasoning ingredients are very simple everyday ingredients you can easily find at your pantry, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, pepper, ginger garlic paste, etc.
- Wonton Skin: Wonton skin is also called wonton wrapper, basically made of flour, egg and water. For quick and easy recipe, I used store bought wonton wrappers. You can buy wrapper in most Chinese/Oriental grocery stores. If you cannot find wonton wrappers, you can use dumpling wrappers for this recipe.
- Chilli Oil Topping: In this recipe wontons are boiled and served with loads of chilli oil topping. This spicy chilli oil mixture is a perfect combination spicy, sweet and sour flavours all together. You can add Sichuan-Style chilli oil or regular chilli oil in the sauce mixture. Sichuan chilli oil is used in Authentic Sichuan-Style recipe. It has a unique taste and fragrance of Sichuan peppercorns . If you don’t like the buzzy taste of Sichuan peppercorns, you can use regular chilli flakes in oil instead.
Chilli oil bottles are available at Chinese/Oriental grocery stores. Cannot find one? Don’t worry. You can easily make your own chilli oil at home. ( Check out my easy homemade chilli oil instructions here : )
Wonton In Chilli Oil
- 200 g Chicken mince
- ½ cup Chopped spring onions
- 20-25 Wonton wrapper(skin)
- 1 tsp Garlic paste (finely grated)
- ½ tsp Ginger paste (finely grated)
- 1 tsp Light soy sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame oil
- 1 tsp Sugar
- ¼ tsp White pepper
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Corn/potato flour
Chilli Oil Sauce
- 2 tbsp Light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp Lime/lemon juice
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 1 tbsp Chilli flakes in oil ( Sichuan OR Regular chilli oil ) (see details in note)
- 1 tbsp Spring onions finely chopped
- ½ tsp Sesame oil
- In a large mixing bowl, add chicken mince, chopped spring onions, finely grated ginger, garlic , seasoning sauce and spices.
- Mix well to combine all ingredients until the fillings become sticky paste.
- To wrap the wontons, place wonton wrapper in your palm, add 1 teaspoon of fillings in the middle of the wrapper. Wet the edges of the wonton paper with water. Fold the wonton into triangle shape, press the edges to seal it. Pull the corners of triangle and wet one side and overlap the corners and press hard to seal it.
Chilli Oil Sauce
- To make the chilli dipping sauce, mix all the chilli sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
- You can use Sichuan style chilli flakes in oil OR normal chilli flakes in oil in the sauce mixture.
- In a hot boiling water, boil the wontons for 4-5 mins until they are cooked well.
- Place the wontons in the bowl, topped with chilli oil mixture and chopped spring onions.
- Delicious spicy wonton in chilli oil is ready! Enjoy!
- Sichuan(Szechuan) chilli oil is used in most Sichuan style cuisine and it is flavourful, and has a bit of buzzy numbing sensation.
- You can buy chilli oil bottles in most Chinese/Oriental grocery stores or supermarket Asian aisles.
- If you want to use homemade chilli oil, you can check my instructions how to make easy chilli oil at home. ( Link : )
- Can you freeze wontons?
Yes, you can freeze the extra wontons. Place the wontons in tray, make sure they are not sticking to each other. Once they are completely frozen, pack them in an airtight containers or bags.
You don’t need to defrost the wontons. You can boil, steam or fry the wontons straight away.
- You can add in any soup, you can steam it or fry it and serve with your favourite dipping sauce.