These Sichuan Spicy Wontons are absolutely addicting! The homemade spicy sauce is the perfect addition for fresh wontons or frozen wontons. 

You know those amazing spicy red oil wontons you get at Chinese restaurant? These taste EXACTLY like them. Exciting news, right? 

a photo of a wonton being held by black chopsticks

This easy recipe tosses pre-made wontons in a spicy homemade chili oil. It is the most amazing main course, appetizer or side dish!

But don’t worry, this dish isn’t TOO spicy. I do add some sugar to the sauce to balance out the heat. The sugar adds just a hint of sweetness.

an overhead photo of spicy wontons on a white plate

For this recipe, I used frozen wontons, but you can absolutely make your own homemade wontons using wonton wrappers! But, if it’s your first time making this recipe at home, I recommend purchasing pre-made wontons.

Doing this will help remove some of the stress of making a new dish! If you end up loving this popular Sichuan dish, you can always challenge yourself to make the wontons at home next time! 

a photo of spicy wontons on a white tray

The type of wonton filling you use is totally personal preference. I prefer my wontons with a meat filling, like ground pork wontons or spicy chicken wontons. But, you can absolutely use veggie or shrimp wontons! Any of these varieties will be delicious. Check the frozen sections of your grocery store to see what they offer!

And just a heads up, if you’re a Costco member, their chicken wontons in the frozen section are very good. 

In the instructions below, I make my own chili oil, then toss it with the cooked wontons. But, you have some flexibility! If desired, use the spicy and sweet soy sauce oil in this recipe as a dipping sauce for wontons or any other Asian appetizers, rather than coating the wontons with the oil.

Just transfer the sauce to individual dipping bowls when it’s finished, and plate your wontons separately. 

Recipe Substitutions: 

I always think that it’s best to use what you have at home! Here are a few ingredient substitution suggestions:

  • You can absolutely use low sodium soy sauce if you’re watching your sodium intake!
  • Substitute any neutral tasting oil for the avocado oil. I do recommend using a high quality oil, since it’s the main ingredient for the sauce in this recipe! 
  • For the rice wine vinegar, you can substitute Chinese black vinegar or white vinegar. 
  • Substitute black pepper for the white pepper. 
  • Use 2 teaspoons of garlic powder instead of the garlic cloves. 
  • Use 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger instead of the fresh ginger. 
  • Add a spoonful of Sichuan peppercorns. 

Serving Suggestions: 

These Sichuan style wontons are one of my favorite dishes when I’m craving Chinese food at home. And luckily, there are so many ways that you can serve them! Wontons are fantastic as the main course, or an appetizer! 

If you’re serving them as an appetizer, consider pairing them with my Asian Chicken Rice Bowl or this fantastic Kung Pao Beef recipe. 

an overhead photo of spicy wontons on a white plate

Leftover Wonton Storage:

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I like to gently reheat them in the microwave on low power, partially covered. You can also toss leftover wontons in a skillet to reheat them! 

Enjoy your leftover wontons by themselves, or consider using the leftovers to make a spicy wonton soup. Just combine with broth and veggies! 

a photo of a wonton being held by black chopsticks

Easy Spicy Wontons in Chili Oil

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These Sichuan Spicy Wontons are absolutely addicting! The homemade spicy sauce is the perfect addition for fresh or frozen wontons.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces frozen wontons

For the wonton sauce (spicy chili sauce):

  • ½ teaspoon Korean chili flakes or red pepper flakes
  • 1 green onion, sliced, white parts (save the green parts for garnish)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 6 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons regular soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

For garnish:

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, sliced (green parts only)

Instructions

  1. Prepare a large pot of boiling water to cook the wontons. 
  2. Boil wontons for 2 minutes. Drain in a colander. Set aside. 
  3. Next, make the chili oil sauce. 
  1. In a large heat-safe bowl, add the chili flakes, the white part of the green onions, minced garlic cloves and ginger. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add the avocado oil. Heat over medium heat until it begins to gently bubble.
  3. Pour the hot oil over the seasonings in the heat-safe bowl. Stir with a wire whisk.
  4. Next, add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, and white pepper. The oil should still be warm. Stir until all sugar has dissolved. 
  5. Add the boiled wontons to the bowl. Toss until the wontons are coated in the chile oil. 
  6. Transfer to a serving bowl or dish. 
  7. Garnish with green part of the green onion and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

You can pre-make the chili oil before and allow it to sit at room temperature. It only gets better with time! 

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 425Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 44mgSodium 1263mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 12g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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