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Chicken Wontons

Posted by Courtney Schupp | February 28, 2022

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 6


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger OR 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 pound uncooked ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrot (about 1 to 2 medium carrots)
  • 1/4 cup green onion (finely chopped)
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • Water or egg white (for the edges of the wontons)

Live Well Tips

  • Wontons are originally from China and have different fillings/shapes based on what region they are from.
  • Use crumbled tofu instead of ground chicken to make these vegetarian.
  • Mix together soy sauce, sriracha, and fresh ginger to make a tangy dipping sauce!


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine salt, sugar, cumin, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, cornstarch, and sesame oil in a large bowl.
  3. Add ground meat and vegetables. Mix well.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper.
  5. Brush wrapper edges with water or egg white.
  6. Fold wrapper diagonally so corners line up, and press edges together to seal.
  7. Bring the side two corners together over the pouch of filling and pinch to close.
  8. Spray a steamer basket with nonstick spray. Add wontons so they do not touch. Cover and steam over simmering water for 6 to 7 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Cook Together! Making Recipe with Kids

Dumplings are the perfect little packages to add veggies and protein into your child’s diet! Make wrapping them an event and freeze extra won tons in airtight containers for up to 6 months.

Easy Tasks

  • Gather ingredients and equipment
  • Wash fresh foods, drain, and pat dry
  • Fill wrappers with filling and wash with water or egg whites
  • Spray steamer basket with non-stick spray

Intermediate Tasks

  • Measure and place all ingredients into bowl
  • Mix filling ingredients
  • Seal dumpling wrappers

Difficult Tasks

  • Chop green onion
  • Shred carrots and cabbage
  • Fold won tons
  • Add won tons to steamer

Nutrition Facts

Serving size 6 wontons: Calories–220; Protein–12g; Carbohydrate–32g; Total Fat–5g; Saturated Fat–1g; Cholesterol–35mg; Fiber–1g; Sodium–410mg; Vitamin C–12%; Vitamin A–13%; Calcium–42%

Adapted from OSUE Food Hero