Healthy Baked Chicken Wontons

Healthy Baked Chicken Wontons

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
69 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 69
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 146mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 24mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy chicken wonton recipe reduces the fat and calories by baking instead of deep-frying the filled wontons. It also uses reduced-fat peanut butter and a sugar substitute. If you are having a party, your guests who are watching their waistlines can enjoy a wonton appetizer.

These wontons are flavorful in themselves. You can also serve them with a dipping sauce such as soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, ketchup, cocktail sauce, or spicy Chinese mustard.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 8 ounces ground chicken meat
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoon carrot (shredded)
  • 1 teaspoon green curry paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar substitute (such as ZSweet)
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 32 wonton wrappers

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Healthy Baked Chicken Wontons ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray two 9-by-13-inch baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray.

    greased baking sheets

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  3. Heat the wok over medium-high to high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of oil, drizzling it down the sides of the wok. When the oil is hot, add the shallots, garlic, and green onion. Stir-fry briefly then add the chicken meat and stir-fry on high heat until the chicken changes color and is nearly cooked through.

    add the shallots, garlic, chicken and green onion in a pan

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  4. Stir in the remaining ingredients (peanut butter, shredded carrots, green curry paste, soy sauce, sugar substitute, and lime juice). Remove the wok from the burner and allow the mixture to cool.

    wonton filling ingredients cooking in a pan

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  5. Fill and fold the wontons: first, set out the wonton wrappers with a small bowl filled with water. Lay out one wonton wrapper, and place approximately 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture in the middle.

    wonton filling on top of the wonton wrapper

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  6. Dip your finger in the water and run it along the edges of the wonton wrapper to wet it.

    brush the edges of the wonton wrapper with water

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  7. Take another wonton wrapper and place it on top in a way that forms a star shape (ie. the top wrapper looks like a diamond instead of a square).

    wonton wrapper on top of filling

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  8. Fold the star points from the bottom wonton over the top. Fold the star points from the top wonton under the bottom. Now you should have little packets.

    sealed wonton

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  9.  Continue with the rest of the mixture and wontons.

    sealed wontons

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  10. To cook the wonton, lay them out on the baking sheets and spray lightly with a bit more cooking spray. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden, turning halfway through cooking.

    Healthy Baked Chicken Wontons on a baking sheet

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Tips

  • Serve the hot wontons with a dipping sauce as an appetizer or part of a dim sum meal.
  • You can make the wontons ahead of time and freeze them. Place them on a baking sheet in a single layer in the freezer until frozen then transfer them to a freezer bag or storage container. Let thaw before baking or deep-frying. Note that deep-frying will add more calories due to the oil.

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