Kids Made and Approved Wonton Recipe for Chinese New Year







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Posted on Feb 13 2015 - 1:00am by Jill
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Today marks the beginning of the celebrations for Chinese New Year: the Year of the Sheep. It’s a tradition in our house to make wontons, as dumplings are traditionally associated with the holiday and the kids love them too. Wontons are easy to make, tasty, kid-friendly, and you can get everything you need at your local grocery store for a relatively low price. Furthermore, they are also something children can help make with minimal effort, and they even have a lot of fun folding the things. 

Kids Made and Approved Wonton Recipe for Chinese New Year

Finger foods are always a plus for us. These Chicken Wontons are easy to make, taste great, and are full of deliciousness. You can use whatever meats and veggies you want to, so enjoy them with your favorite ingredients! 

Ingredients Needed

To make your very own Kids Wontons using chicken, celery, and carrots you will need the following ingredients:

  • Wonton Papers
  • Chicken (about a pound and a half of boneless, skinless)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Cooking Oil
  • White Rice

How to make your wontons

Your child should be able to help or make these on their own if they are trained already in how to use the stove, but I highly recommend that you perform the frying parts. 

A few quick kitchen disclaimers: 

Caution Boiling! This caution means that the boiling oil can easily burn you or your child. I highly recommend that any interaction with the fry pan or boiling oil be done by the parent alone. If your child is trained and you are comfortable with their skills, then you can let them do the frying, otherwise you should do this step. 

Caution Sharp! This caution means that you will need a sharp knife. If your child is trained and you are comfortable with their skills, then you can let them do the cutting and chopping, otherwise you should do this step. 

To make these kid approved chicken wontons, please follow these simple steps.

  1. Start cooking your white rice as it usually can take a while to make. 
  2. To start your kids chicken wontons, cook the chicken on the stove and salt and pepper it your taste. Once done, set it aside. Your kids can help with this step based on your comfort level with them in the kitchen. 
  3. Caution Boiling! Fill your fry pan or any pan with about half an inch of cooking oil and heat it up, but do not let it boil over. 
  4. Caution Sharp! Dice the chicken and coat with your desired amount of soy sauce. I did this in a cereal bowl. 
  5. Caution Sharp! Dice the celery and carrots and coat with your desired amount of soy sauce. I did this in a second cereal bowl. 
  6. Let’s make the wontons! If your wonton papers are like most, start by laying them out on wax paper. Fill each one with about half a spoonful of chicken and veggies. Wet the edges and fold them up in half to look like a triangle. Pinch the wet edges together. Then, slightly twist and fold the tips over themselves behind the filled center. 
  7. Caution Boiling! Place the folded up wontons in the heated oil and cook, flipping about half way through. I cannot give you the exact time, but you will need to find the exact time for your pan, oil, and stove. 
  8. Once they are cooked on both sides, spoon them onto a plate with a paper towel and let them cool and drain off any excess oil. 
  9. Voilá! Serve with a spoonful of white rice and you are ready to enjoy your Kids Chicken Wontons for Chinese New Year!

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We have started making these fun kid approved wontons on a regular basis now. It is so much fun watching Elizabeth have fun making and wrapping the wontons. And the best part is that each one is full of love and care and they are always unique. 

This week I have been adding Chinese New Year themed storybook fun and unfortunately this is the last one since today is the Chinese New Year. Be sure to check out all the Chinese New Year Resources here on Enchanted Homeschooling Mom as well. 

Kids Made and Approved Wonton Recipe
Have fun in the kitchen with a Kids Wonton Recipe for Chinese New Year!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. Wonton Papers
  2. Chicken (about a pound and a half of boneless, skinless)
  3. Soy Sauce
  4. Celery
  5. Carrots
  6. Salt (to taste)
  7. Pepper (to taste)
  8. Cooking Oil
  9. White Rice
Instructions
  1. To make these kid approved chicken wontons, please follow these simple steps.
  2. Start cooking your white rice as it usually can take a while to make.
  3. To start your kids chicken wontons, cook the chicken on the stove and salt and pepper it your taste. Once done, set it aside. Your kids can help with this step based on your comfort level with them in the kitchen.
  4. Caution Boiling! Fill your fry pan or any pan with about half an inch of cooking oil and heat it up, but do not let it boil over.
  5. Caution Sharp! Dice the chicken and coat with your desired amount of soy sauce. I did this in a cereal bowl.
  6. Caution Sharp! Dice the celery and carrots and coat with your desired amount of soy sauce. I did this in a second cereal bowl.
  7. Let’s make the wontons! If your wonton papers are like most, start by laying them out on wax paper. Fill each one with about half a spoonful of chicken and veggies. Wet the edges and fold them up in half to look like a triangle. Pinch the wet edges together. Then, slightly twist and fold the tips over themselves behind the filled center.
  8. Caution Boiling! Place the folded up wontons in the heated oil and cook, flipping about half way through. I cannot give you the exact time, but you will need to find the exact time for your pan, oil, and stove.
  9. Once they are cooked on both sides, spoon them onto a plate with a paper towel and let them cool and drain off any excess oil.
  10. Voilá! Serve with a spoonful of white rice and you are ready to enjoy your Kids Chicken Wontons for Chinese New Year!
Notes
  1. Caution Boiling! This caution means that the boiling oil can easily burn you or your child. I highly recommend that any interaction with the fry pan or boiling oil be done by the parent alone. If your child is trained and you are comfortable with their skills, then you can let them do the frying, otherwise you should do this step.
  2. Caution Sharp! This caution means that you will need a sharp knife. If your child is trained and you are comfortable with their skills, then you can let them do the cutting and chopping, otherwise you should do this step.
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  • Beth

    Those look good with chicken. I normally make pork dumplings.