Buffalo Chicken Wontons Recipe
Inspired by an appetizer I tried in a restaurant, these fried wontons are flavor-packed and quite easy to make!
If you’re new to Cheap Recipe Blog, you should know that I love wonton wrapper recipes.
Not only are they super cheap (a package of 60 wonton wrappers costs just $2.99), they are super adaptable. You can put pretty much any filling in a wonton or egg roll wrapper:
- Banana-Nutella egg rolls (my favorite dessert!)
- Deep fried candy bars (Minnesota State Fair-inspired)
- Asparagus-cream cheese wonton fries
- Cheesy hot dog wontons
- Crab rangoons
- Mango chicken wontons
- Turkey and cranberry wontons
- Shrimp and cream cheese firecrackers
- Basic egg rolls
- Ham and pickle roll up egg rolls
- Mozzarella sticks
- Crispy wonton crackers
Wontons are the base for sweet and savory recipes alike. I am constantly experimenting with new flavors and ideas.
About The Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Wontons
Awhile back, my friend Dex told me about this amazing appetizer she had tried at a local restaurant: Buffalo chicken wontons. (I think the restaurant called them “bontons”. Get it?)
Anyway, I’m all about buffalo chicken anything, so it didn’t take me long to decide that I should try making these at home.
If you’re looking for some cheap appetizers for your next party or holiday event, start with wonton wrappers and go from there. Then let me know what you come up with. I’d love to hear your ideas!
- 15 wonton wrappers
- 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup chopped rotisserie chicken
- 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 scallions, chopped
- Oil, for frying (use a high heat oil for best results, like coconut oil or peanut oil)
- To make buffalo chicken filling: Place cream cheese, chicken, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, and scallions in a medium mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
- To assemble wontons: Lay a wonton wrapper in front of you in a diamond shape. Place a heaping teaspoon of buffalo chicken filling in the middle of the wonton wrapper. Brush the edges of the wonton wrapper with a little water. Fold the wrapper up and seal the edges with your finger. Place aside until ready to cook. If you are waiting awhile before frying the wontons, place a damp paper towel on top of the wontons to prevent them from drying out.
- To fry wontons: Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium high heat (I used 5/6 on my gas burner setting.) To test whether the oil is hot enough, dip the edge of a wonton wrapper in the oil. If it sizzles, the oil is hot enough. Place 3 or 4 wontons in the oil at a time. Once one side is golden brown, flip and fry the other side. Each wonton takes about 2 minutes to cook. Place the wontons on a plate lined with paper towels to remove some of the excess oil. Finish frying the rest of the wontons. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce (bleu cheese dip, ranch dip, sweet and sour sauce, etc.)