Air Fryer Wontons: The Best Crispy, Easy, & Quick Snack
Air fryer wontons are super crispy and addictive! You need to try this easy and quick snack, I promise you won’t be able to stop eating them!
Air Fryer Wontons
My biggest life tip is to have wontons or any type of dumpling in the freezer at all times.
It doesn’t matter if they’re homemade or store bought.
Either way they are literally life savers when you’re not in the mood to cook or just need a quick bite.
There are so many different ways you can prepare them.
Pan frying, steaming, and boiling may be the most obvious but have you tried air frying wontons?
The result is an insanely crispy wonton that is so addictive!
The outside wonton wrapper becomes crisp like a potato chip while the inside stays juicy.
Air fryer wontons are something you definitely need to try if you haven’t already!
The Best Frozen Wontons
If you’re looking to spend hours making wontons from scratch, you’re not in the right place.
While I do love making homemade dumplings, it is not something I do on a regular basis because it can be time consuming.
However, craving dumplings is something that does occur for me on a regular basis.
So, this is where frozen wontons come in.
The best frozen wontons I’ve tried are made by the bibigo brand. They come in a few different flavors.
Here are my reviews for two of the best frozen wontons in my opinion:
Bibigo Chicken & Cilantro Mini Wontons Review
Bibigo Chicken & Cilantro Mini Wontons are only sold at Costco.
It comes in a big 3 pound (48 oz) bag which is approximately 130 mini wontons for about $12.
The mini wontons are the perfect little bite size
These wontons are stored frozen and fully-cooked so you just need to heat them up to enjoy.
Aside from making bibigo mini wontons in the air fryer, I like to use this flavor specifically for wonton soup.
The cilantro in the filling gives it a fresh herby taste which I enjoy.
However if you have the gene that makes cilantro taste like soap, you’ll probably want to skip this.
Bibigo Pork & Vegetable Mini Wontons Review
You can find bibigo Pork & Vegetable Mini Wontons at a lot of different grocery stores like Walmart, H-E-B, Target, H Mart, 99 Ranch Supermarket, etc.
This is generally an easier product to find.
It comes in a 1.5 pound (24 oz) bag which is approximately 65 mini wontons for about $8.
I love pork in wonton fillings because it has a richer flavor.
The fat content is higher which helps the filling stay juicy when cooked.
These mini wontons are also flavored with soy, garlic, ginger, and black pepper.
They are stored frozen and fully-cooked so you just need to heat them up to enjoy.
However, if you are not a fan of pork, this also comes in a chicken and vegetable flavor.
The Bibigo Chicken & Vegetable Mini Wontons are filled with a blend of chicken, cabbage, leeks, green onions, and tofu.
How to Make Air Fryer Wontons
Air fryer wontons are really easy to make.
This only takes a few minutes and doesn’t require any prep work.
Simply take the frozen wontons of your choice straight from the freezer and place them into an air fryer.
They do not need to be defrosted and can be air fried frozen.
Spray a little bit of oil to help it crisp.
Then air fry at 400°F for 8 minutes or until golden and crispy.
Give it a good toss halfway through so it cooks evenly.
The results are super crispy wontons, like the texture of potato chips, with a filling that is still nice and juicy!
Instant Pot Air Fryer Review
I have been using my Instant Pot Vortex Plus air fryer for almost 2 years now and absolutely love it!
I was late to joining the air fryer bandwagon but it is now one of my favorite kitchen accessories.
The Instant Pot Vortex Plus I have is the 6-in-1, 4 quart Air Fryer Oven.
It is the perfect size for 1 to 2 people.
I love the small size because it heats up so quickly.
I use it multiple times a week to air fry, reheat, and bake food.
You can get such a nice crisp in just a short amount of time with little to no oil and mess.
How to Air Fry Without an Air Fryer
If you don’t have an air fryer, here are some other methods of creating addictive crispy wontons.
An air fryer is basically a compact convection oven.
Both have a fan that circulates heat to create that “air fry” effect.
Therefore, the best air fryer alternative is a convection oven.
Many standard ovens have a convection bake option.
A toaster oven is compact similar to an air fryer.
It can heat up quickly and deliver a lot of heat to a small space.
However, without the fan, it is a little harder for the wontons to crisp up on all sides.
If using this method, place wontons on a wire rack over a baking pan to help the heat circulate underneath.
Additionally, make sure to flip and rotate the wontons throughout.
You can also use a regular oven to bake.
An oven is also larger so it will take more time to heat and crisp. You may also need to increase the temperature as well.
Similarly to a toaster oven, without a fan to circulate the heat, you will need a couple extra steps to achieve the crisp.
Placing wontons on a wire rack on a baking sheet will help the heat circulate and crisp up the wontons on all sides.
Make sure to flip and rotate the wontons as well to ensure even heating.
Deep frying is probably the best way to achieve that addictive crispy texture.
However, deep frying will require a lot more oil.
To deep fry, simply submerge the wontons in hot bubbling oil and fry until it is golden and crispy.
RELATED: HOW TO MAKE PAN-FRIED PORK DUMPLINGS
Air Fryer Wontons Serving Suggestion
Once the wontons in air fryer are nice and crispy, serve them on a plate with your favorite dumpling sauce.
I always have to have a dipping sauce when I am eating dumplings or wontons.
You need to try my dumpling sauce recipe, it is my absolute favorite combination!
You can also make your own sauce combination or purchase from the store.
Some other suggestions are sweet chili sauce, spicy mayo, and ponzu.
Air Fryer Wontons Leftovers
Air fryer wontons are a snack that I would not recommend to save for leftovers.
To get it to be nice and crispy when reheating, you run the risk of burning the wonton skin.
It is best to make this quick snack whenever you want to eat it instead of making it ahead of time and only in the amount you want to eat instead of in bulk.
More Ways to Prepare Wontons
After you try air fryer wontons, here are some more delicious dishes that you can make with frozen wontons!
Save This Air Fryer Wontons Snack Idea!
These air fryer wontons are seriously so easy to make for a quick snack! You only need 8 minutes.
They are crispy, crunchy, savory, and so satisfying.
If you haven’t already, you need to try air frying wontons at home.
I hope you love this snack as much as I do!
Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
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Air Fryer Wontons
- air fryer
- 13 mini wontons
- Place frozen wontons into an air fryer.
- Spray a little bit of oil over the wontons.
- Air fry at 400℉ for 8 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- Serve with dumpling sauce and enjoy!