I had these little wonton wrappers in my fridge I’ve been wanting to use up and here’s what I came up with for lunch yesterday. More of an appetizer, but they are tasty little things!

I gave 2 options of cooking these, you can either lightly fry them in oil, as I did in the picture or you can bake them on a baking sheet. Obviously a bit healthier to bake them, gives it a different texture, but still yummy!

At first my boys didn’t want to try them, but after a bite, they both ate em’ up. Especially dipped in some Ranch Dressing. My 2 year old kept yelling out, “more wanch mommy!”Bad habits started way too early!

Easy and tasty, Enjoy.

Crispy Southwest Chicken Wontons

2 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
½ Cup finely diced white onions
½ Cup finely diced red bell pepper
2 large cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 12 oz can chunk chicken, drained (from Costco)
¼ Cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, finely chopped
¼ Cup Verde Salsa (I use Herdez brand)
2 Tablespoons prepared ranch dressing

½ package wonton wrappers (I used the brand Nasoya, found in produce section of grocery store)
1 egg white whisked with 2 Tablespoons water

1. Heat oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and bell pepper for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in garlic for 1 minute and remove from heat.

2. In large bowl add onion mixture, chicken, cilantro, salsa, ranch, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.

3. Place 1 Tablespoon chicken mixture in center of wonton wrapper. Brush bottom edge with egg white wash, fold over filling and press edges together firmly, forming a triangle shape.

4. 2 options of cooking. 1st is place about 1 inch of canola or vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. When hot, place 4 wontons at a time into oil. Cook 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown. 2nd option is place wontons on a baking sheet; bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until crispy, flipping once half way through cooking.

5. Serve with Ranch dressing or salsa if desired.