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Chicken and Prawn Sesame Wontons

Serves 4.


    Chicken and Prawn Sesame Wontons

    Who says finger food can’t be healthy? Gently steaming these wontons helps their delicious filling stay succulent and full of flavour. They can be served as an appetizer or paired with a vegetable stir-fry or green salad for a light and delicious meal.


    Chicken and Prawn Sesame Wontons


    • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) ground organic chicken breast
    • 5 oz (150 g) raw, peeled sustainable prawns
    • 3 spring onions, finely chopped, divided
    • 1 garlic clove
    • 1/2 in (1.25 cm) fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) oyster sauce
    • 4 Tbsp (60 mL) sesame seeds, divided
    • 20 wonton wrappers (gluten-free if desired)
    • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
    Dipping Sauce
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) low-sodium, wheat-free soy sauce or coconut aminos
    • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tsp (10 mL) honey or coconut nectar
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) red pepper flakes


    Per serving:

    • calories298
    • protein18g
    • fat11g
      • saturated fat2g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates32g
      • sugars3g
      • fibre2g
    • sodium571mg



    Place chicken, prawns, 2 chopped spring onions, garlic, ginger, and oyster sauce in food processor or blender and blend to a paste. Transfer paste to medium-sized bowl and stir in 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds.


    Take a wonton wrapper and place about 1 tsp (5 mL) paste in centre. Dampen edges of wonton wrapper with a little water and bring them up around filling, enclosing it completely. Seal and crimp the little bundle. Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers.


    Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Place half the wontons in skillet and sear until golden brownu2014about 1 minute. Turn wontons over to ensure they cook evenly, and add 1/2 cup (125 mL) water to skillet. Place lid on skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and let wontons steam until skillet is dryu2014about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer wontons to warm serving plate and repeat cooking procedure with remaining wontons.


    When all wontons are on serving plate, sprinkle remaining 2 Tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds over top.


    Mix all dipping sauce ingredients in small bowl and add remaining chopped spring onion. Serve immediately with steamed wontons.


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    This recipe is part of the Warm Up to Sesame collection.



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