These Chicken And Chive Wontons Are Quicker Than Ordering In

No matter what sort of day it’s been, wontons can help with everything. Sad? Wontons can soothe the soul. Celebrating? Wontons are the perfect party companion. Tired? Wontons are a no-fuss dinner option. Piping hot and full of delicious flavours of your choice, we’ve never met a wonton we haven’t loved. And it seems like history agrees.

Across the world, there are versions of this tremendous dumpling from Poland’s Pierogies to India’s own modaks. It feels like every country in the world has some iteration of a filling wrapped in dough to add to their cuisine. But of course, east Asia, and China in particular have really perfected the art of dumplings.

You might feel a little intimidated at the idea of making them at home, but we promise that they look a lot more complicated than they are and since the hardest part of dumpling making is perfecting the dough, we suggest buying pre-made pastry sheets to speed up the process. 

These Chicken and Chive Wontons are the perfect meal for a night in. You can eat them as they are, drop them in a soup or even fry them off at the end for a crispy finish. And since the recipe can be adjusted depending on how many people you’re cooking for, it’s an easy solo meal as well. Just approximate 1 teaspoon of filling per dumpling and you’re on the way to deliciousness. 


  • 500 gms chicken mince
  • 6 chives, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Handful of coriander, minced
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Wanton wrappers


  • Throw the chicken, chives, green onions, coriander, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and pepper into a bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Separate as many wanton wrappers as you need and have a bowl of water nearby to keep your hands damp.
  • Spoon out a teaspoon of filling into the centre of each wrapper.
  • Dip your finger in the water and moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper. Fold one side over into a triangle and then press the corners together
  • Drop the prepared wontons into a pot of boiling water for 4-5 minutes, you may need to adjust the cooking time depending on the heat so test one first.
  • Strain and keep covered until ready to eat.
  • Serve with your favourite sauce and enjoy!