Monday, June 27, 2011

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

Another great recipe from Kevin and Amanda's.


Crispy Southwestern Wontons

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup frozen corn kernals
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained
5 oz (1 cup) chicken, shredded
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp (1/2 pkg) dry ranch dressing
24 wonton wrappers
canola or vegetable oil for frying


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and salt and saute for 5 minutes. Add bell pepper and cook for 5 more minutes. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add corn, beans, and chicken and stir to combine.

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

Move the chicken mixture to a bowl and season with pepper, then stir in cheese and dry ranch dressing.

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

Begin heating about 1/2 inch of canola or vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, scoop 1 teaspoon of chicken mixture into the center of each wonton wrapper.

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

Rub some water on two sides of the wrapper, then fold over to firmly seal, forming a triangle, and gently press out any extra air pockets. When the oil is hot, place 6 wontons at a time into oil. Cook about 1 minute per side until golden and crispy.

Makes 24 wontons

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

Since hubby and I are still watching our diet, I didn't fry them, I baked them in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes on each side :)

Crispy Southwestern Wontons

4 comments:

  1. I love that you can bake these! never thought of that. Our kids love wontons but I'm not a big fryer and this is perfect. I love opening my blog up and seeing your recipes!

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  2. You know, I love and adore cream cheese wontons (of course with imitation crab meat) but hate the mess of frying them. I think I should try baking them like these!

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  3. Yeeeehaw! These are the dingdang darndest different wontons I seen this side of the San Juans.

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  4. This looks great. I make black bean dumplings. I use black beans, tahini, onions, peppers & soy sauce. I pan fry them(just to get color & crunch) with just cooking spray and then finish in the oven. :)

    I just found your blog and really enjoy it.

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