Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet Chili Chicken with Wontons

Not long ago I ordered an appetizer at Earl's restaurant that I really enjoyed and knew I could come home and make it.
Here's my version of  the tender chicken pieces and crunchy wontons covered in a Sweet Thai chili sauce. Perfect as an appetizer or simple supper served with a side of rice and broccoli cole slaw.

Ingredients:
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 wonton wrappers, cut into 1/2" strips
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Sweet Thai chili dipping sauce ( I used a brand called VH from Safeway)
  • 2 tablespoons thin slices green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
Method:
  1. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces.
  2. Place oil in non stick skillet. Turn to medium hot heat and add chicken. 
  3. Stir fry chicken in oil until light golden brown and no pink remains and is fully cooked. This will not take long. Once done remove from heat as you complete the following steps.
  4. While chicken is cooking, pour vegetable oil into a pot to a 2" depth. Place over heat and once hot deep fry 8-10 wonton strips at a time. They will only take about 15-20 seconds to crisp up. With a strainer spoon remove to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb any excess oil. Deep fry remaining wonton strips until they are all done.
  5. Heat Sweet Thai chili sauce in a small sauce pan or microwave. 
  6. Once chicken and wontons are done, place together in a large bowl. Pour hot sauce over and gently stir to coat.
  7. Turn out onto a serving platter and garnish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds.

13 comments:

  1. What are WANTONS

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    1. I made a spelling error on this recipe...should have read Wontons. It's corrected now. They are found in the Asian food isle of the grocery store. They come in a little 4" block. Each wrapper is very thin, and you will have a lot left over as you only use 8 wrappers for this recipe.

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    2. they are also sometimes found in the produce section, near the greens often used in asian cooking.

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  2. Was also wondering ?? are they same as Wonton's ? Looks good

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    1. Thank you! Yes you are right...Wontons.

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  3. Kathy - this looks delicious - thanks! I love how you can adapt favourite restaurant dishes.

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  4. I have made a similar dish like this for year but I use a ginger garlic sauce. Oh just in case your don't find the Wonton wrappers in the Asian food isle my grocery store has them in the cooler near were the chilled salad dressings are. Or sometimes they are in the deli area, not sure why on that one.

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  5. This not only looks delicious but is presented beautifully!! I'll be making this soon! Rhoda

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  6. If you thought that the Chili Chicken at Earls was good, you should really try making their Spinach and Artichoke dip! Lovely dish in the meantime, been looking for a recipe!

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  7. Very Very yummy!

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  8. Hmm..Yummy...mouth watering dish

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  9. If you can't find a suitable Thai sauce pre-made, you can make a simple sauce out of honey, red pepper flakes, and garlic. A little bit of sesame oil and vinegar would be good additions to the sauce, too, if you've got them.

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  10. Looks very tasty, I was gonna make it for tomorrow... So crispy and neat!!

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