Buffalo Chicken Wontons

I love food ideas that can be easily be used in multiple recipes with slight adaptions. My mind is always going, trying to think of the next possibility. One day I literally sat and was brainstorming buffalo chicken recipes. Oh the possibilities. This is one of the many I thought of that day. It’s simple, definitely tasty for buffalo lovers and can be great as an appetizer or main dish.

As an appetizer, this could be a very fun party food. Keep in mind you’d definitely want to have these prepped ahead and fry just prior to serving. Alternatively you could have the oven at your lowest temperature and pop these suckers in on a tray to keep warm until serving.

If you love buffalo chicken (anything really), these are a must try. Chicken, buffalo sauce and a crispy shell – how could you not want to that? Your belly will thank me later.

Ingredients:

Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Ingredients:

1-2 chicken breasts
1/2-1C water or chicken broth
1 package wonton wrappers, room temperature
1/4-1/3C buffalo sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot)
Chunky blue cheese dressing
Celery slices for dipping

Directions:

Prepare chicken by removing any fat and pounding down meat into an even thickness. A meat tenderizer or rolling pin can be used for this. Quick method: Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken breast and at least 1/2 cup water or chicken broth to pan. Cover, reduce heat to medium low. Let cook on each side for 3-4 minutes before flipping. Add more liquid if needed. Long method: In a slow cooker; add chicken and 1 cup water or chicken broth. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4.

Shred meat with forks or in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Don't worry if it isn't 100% cooked to your liking, just as long as it's no longer pink. Transfer shredded meat to a medium bowl.

Add 1/4 cup buffalo sauce to shredded chicken. Toss to coat. Drizzle with more buffalo sauce as desired. Depending on the size of your chicken and how much you use, amounts on sauce and liquid may vary slightly ... or based on personal preference.

In a deep fryer or large skillet, heat oil to roughly 350 degrees.

Meanwhile, gather items for putting together the wontons. I like to use a large cutting board to reduce the mess a bit but the counter can be used as well. At this time you will need the wonton wrappers, a small glass of luke warm water, and shredded buffalo chicken.

Lightly dampen one side of a wonton wrapper. Add a 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp of shredded meat just above the center and towards one wrapper corner. Fold wrapper in half to form a triangle. Wet seams to seal. Repeat until you have used up all of the shredded meat. If not frying immediately, cover prepared wontons with a damp paper towel to keep moist.

When oil is hot, fry wontons for 2-3 minutes total flipping half way through. Carefully remove and transfer to a paper towel lined tray or plate to drain and cool slightly. How many you can fry at a time will depend on the size of your deep fryer or pan. Don't over crowd them.

Serve with chunky blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

*Note: Wonton wrappers should be removed from refrigerator 20-30 minutes prior to filling and frying to bring to room temperature. Cold wrappers break easily.


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52 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Wontons”

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    Alan Cooke — July 27, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Great idea. I’m an appetizer fanatic so this is right up my ally! :)

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    Aggie — July 27, 2011 at 8:53 am

    What a great appetizer idea! I have to start playing with making wontons more. My kids actually like them! These would be great for football season :)

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    La Phemme Phoodie — July 27, 2011 at 8:58 am

    This is a great idea. I’m always looking for ways to switch it up. Great job Rachel. Very creative!

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    Michelle O — July 27, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I love these. I usually eat all the buffalo chicken before I can get it in a wanton though :) buzzed and great photos.

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    Maria — July 27, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Josh will love these!

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    Viviane Bauquet Farre — July 27, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Upstate New York meets Asian cuisine! This is a wonderfully creative dish with a sense of humor. And they look expertly fried and displayed too. Bravo!

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — July 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Yum! I love me some buffalo wings, but they’re a little too messy to eat one-handed at a cocktail party… love the idea of those neat little parcels of saucy chicken! All the flavour, none of the mess. :)

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    Kate@Diethood — July 27, 2011 at 10:15 am

    This is a great idea!! And a delicious one at that!

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    This is one of those dishes that I try to make sure Hubby doesn’t see on my monitor so I can surprise him with it some day. Thank you for taking the time to dream this up because it looks fantastic! Now that football season will actually happen, this will definitely make its way to one of the Sunday afternoon parties!

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    Carolyn — July 27, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Hello, yumminess! I hoped to be the first to stumble this for you, since I remember how well your buffalo chicken calzones did, but someone beat me to it!

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    Tina@flourtrader — July 27, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Nice appetizer post, these would be great for parties. That Franks red hot sure is a popular condiment-I need to get some. Thanks for sharing-yum!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

    I really really love this! My husband doesn’t like wings because they are so messy but he likes the taste. This is perfect!

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    Kristina @ spabettie — July 27, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I love buffalo chicken, and I love wontons… yours look great!

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — July 27, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    This si such a fun idea! I can only imagine what all could be made in “wonton” form!!

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook — July 27, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Yum! I love buffalo chicken, from dip and wings to pizza and now apparently wontons!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    These look so good, love them!!

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    Cassie of Bake Your Day — July 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    You are brilliant, my husband will fall in love with me all over again! :)

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — July 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    These look awesome! I have a major weakness for anything with buffalo or hot sauce.

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    naomi — July 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    LOVE! Great recipe. And if appetizers were acceptable meals my family would be eating this way everyday, every meal.

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    Lindsey@Lindselicious — July 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Love this idea! I could eat about a dozen of these in one sitting. yum!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — July 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve seen these made in egg roll wrappers—such a fun dinner or party idea!

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    Ann — July 27, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Holy Fire Wing Wontons, Batman! Pass the dipping sauce!

    A-MAZING! Buzzed!

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    Kelly — July 27, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    What a great idea, these look wonderful!!

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    Anne@frommysweetheart — July 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    What a great idea! I love finding a wonton filled with something you don’t expect! I can’t wait to try this! : )

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook — July 28, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Buffalo chicken in anything works for me! These look great.

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    Adora's Box — July 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

    2 of my favourite things in one bite, yum :)

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    Amanda (Tales from a Kitchen Misfit) — July 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I’m in love with this x10000 Combining 2 of my favorite foods – buffalo chicken and wontons. Amazing

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    Kate from Scratch — July 28, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    These are absolutely a favorite combination of my husbands he loves just about anything as long as it’s spicy, especially buffalo sauce. Totally bookmarked. :)

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    Cindy B. — July 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Sound great, can’t wait to try it.

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    Felicia — July 28, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Made these tonite. However, I put a little crumbled bleu cheese in the wonton with the buffalo chicken tasted delish

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    Happy When Not Hungry — July 28, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    These look amazing! I’ve been meaning to buy won ton wrappers for a while now. Def need to get some now!

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    Monet — July 29, 2011 at 12:07 am

    What a delicious appetizer! Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    Ami — July 29, 2011 at 12:34 am

    You can also bake the wonton wrappers to make cups in a mini muffin tin, then add filling and garnish. For those of you like me trying to avoid frying.

    • Rachel — July 29th, 2011 @ 8:10 am

      Ami – I’ve actually done that before when making taco bites: taco bites recipe. There are definitely a lot of ways you can use wonton wrappers. Most of the time I prefer frying them over baking, especially since we don’t eat them everyday. It’s a nice treat. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Total Zelanity — July 29, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I spotted these on foodgawker a while ago and made my own version of them (baked @ 350 for 15 mins) for dinner tonight and they went over really well. Thank you so much!

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    Jenny @ Savour the Senses — July 29, 2011 at 5:13 am

    A girl after my same heart! I can really never get enough buffalo sauce.. These look so delicious, I wish I had some right now!

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    alyce — July 29, 2011 at 8:26 am

    yum. Thanks for sharing.

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    Corina — July 29, 2011 at 9:25 am

    These look really delicious – great for a party or picnic.

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    Jessica — July 29, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Saw this in the top 9! Congrats! I am a new follower!

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    Nancy — July 29, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I made these on a whim last night after seeing the recipe on foodgawker. So easy and good! My 20-year-old and his friends devoured them. As one of them said, “These are MONEY.” Next time I might increase the spice by adding a little Tabasco to the chicken and hot sauce mixture. Thanks for a great recipe … these will be perfect for football season!

    • Rachel — July 29th, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

      So glad they liked them. Thanks for stopping by to let me know! :)

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — July 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    These are so calling my name!! I love it. Congrats on Top 9!!

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    Sandra — July 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I’m thanking you now for the lovely pictures and recipe.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — July 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    I love buffalo anything – and these really do seem like the perfect party appetizer!

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    Coley — July 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    This sounds delicious!! :) My go to dish is usually buffalo chicken dip, but I like this idea to change things up a little bit. I bet it would be delicious if instead of just buffalo chicken in the wantons but put the dip all mixed together in it. Yum! I might have to give it a try some day. :)

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    Jennifer (Savor) — August 1, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Totally want……now! Will change diapers in exchange

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    Baking Serendipity — August 2, 2011 at 12:53 am

    A day spent brainstorming buffalo chicken recipes sounds like a good day to me :) I love that flavor and these look fantastic! A definite must make!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — August 4, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    These look so great! What a fun take on wontons :)

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    Vanessa — August 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Made these as a snack for my boyfriend and he loved them! They were perfect with the blue cheese dressing and I also added the blue cheese crumbles inside…Mmhh!!! I don’t do anything fried but this is the only exception! Thanks!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — August 22, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Buffalo chicken wontons are a great idea!

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    candy — October 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Buffalo wontons are great, try mixing in some cream cheese!

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    erika butler — January 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    i am so ultimately happy right now that i have found this recipe again. i had someone print it out for me and she “supposedly”, i believe the recipe is so hip and cool that she gave it away and told a little white lie. well nowwww i can be the extraordinary one at the super bowl game sunday.
    this recipe is better then awesome.

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