Air Fryer Recipe: BBQ Wontons

Air Fryer Recipe: BBQ Wontons on plate with jalapeno

An order of fried wontons from a local Chinese joint can easily top 500 calories and it’s supposed to be an appetizer! Here’s a fabulous way to repurpose leftover chicken and veggies; a few unexpected ingredients make these bite-sized snacks extra special.

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BBQ Wontons

Here’s a fabulous way to repurpose leftover chicken and veggies; a few unexpected ingredients make these bite-sized BBQ wontons extra special.
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Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 20 pieces


  • Air Fryer


  • 2 tbsp. grated carrots
  • 2 tbsp. grated zucchini
  • ¼ cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 tbsp pickled jalapenos finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. cream cheese softened
  • 2 tsp. barbecue sauce
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • 1 tbsp canola oil


  • Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.
  • Wrap the grated carrots and zucchini in a paper towel and squeeze out excess liquid.
  • In a large bowl, combine the carrots, zucchini, chicken, jalapenos, cream cheese and barbecue sauce.
  • Place a spoonful of the filling in the center of the wonton wrapper. Apply a small amount of water along the edges of the wrapper to help seal it, then fold in a triangle. If the wrappers are coated with flour, place the filling on the floured side)
  • Repeat the process with the remaining wontons and place on a plate, covering with a damp paper towel. Before cooking brush each with canola oil.
  • Spray the air fryer baking pan with nonstick cooking spray, then place 5 wontons in the pan and cook for 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Reapeat this process with the remaining wontons.
  • Remove the wontons from the fryer and allow to cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.


Recipe images and text from Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook reprinted by permission of Alpha Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © 2017 by Dana Angelo White MS RD ATC


Calories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 288mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Keyword healthy wontons
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