I started dinner with these delicious Crispy Southwestern Wontons. I found this recipe on Kevin & Amanda’s blog. This was such an easy recipe to make. The crunch and southwestern tang make for the perfect appetizer.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 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.
Move the chicken mixture to a bowl and season with pepper, then stir in cheese and dry ranch dressing.
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. 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.
Make sure you soak up the grease.
Makes 24 wontons, or 3 dinner-sized servings.
I love everything about these! Crispy on the outside. Gooey on the inside. MMM.
What’s your favorite appetizer?