Indonesian chicken wontons/ pangsit ayam

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The chicken wonton recipe that I’m sharing here is quite versatile. I mean, you can boil the wontons to cook and have them in clear chicken soup. Or, you can deep fry them and enjoy them as crispy snacks. 

Whichever way you want to eat them, I promise you will find it easy and quick to make them.

If I may suggest, try to make these chicken wontons in bulk and freeze them. Because they’ll become handy for when you want some light lunch or snacks on busy days.

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Indonesian chicken wontons - pangsit ayam

The recipe is based on the popular pangsit ayam from Indonesia. Most Indonesians will enjoy the wontons to go with chicken noodles in soup called bakmi ayam. But many like to enjoy them with just clear soup.

In this post, I’m sharing with you the one with clear soup. 

Another suggestion is you can enjoy the wonton with nice chili sauce. If it’s up to me, I’d say you should find Indonesian chili sauce. But if there’s no place that sells them around your area (I have to go to Chinatown myself to get Indonesian condiments), you can have it with Thai sriracha sauce. Just make sure it’s a good sriracha sauce. Because I find that not all of them have a nice taste. So when you find the one that you like, stick to that brand. Take a picture of the bottle for you to check next time you go shopping again. 

Indonesian chicken wonton recipe

Chicken wontons

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

You can have the chicken wonton with clear chicken/ vegetable soup. It's an ideal choice for a light lunch or as an afternoon snack on a cold rainy day.


  • For the wontons:
  • 400 grams minced chicken.
  • 100 grams tapioca flour.
  • 1 tbsp plain flour.
  • 2 spring onions/ scallions, finely chopped.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed finely into paste.
  • ½ inch ginger, minced finely.
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten.
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce.
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil.
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper (or white pepper).
  • 1 tsp onion powder.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder.
  • 1 tsp salt.
  • 1 pack egg wonton pastry.
  • For the soup:
  • 1.5 liter Chicken/ vegetable stock.
  • ½ Onion, finely sliced.
  • 1 Spring onion/ scallion, sliced.
  • 1 tbsp Butter.
  • Salt and pepper, according to taste.
  • Fried onions (optional)


For the wontons:

  1. Firstly, we have to make the filling by putting all the ingredients except the pastry into a mixing bowl.
  2. Using a spoon, mix the ingredients well that you can tell that it’s all mingled. 
  3. At the beginning you may find it slimy and slippery due to the eggs. But keep stirring and mixing until all well blended.
  4. Open the wonton pastry pack, and put the pastry on a damp tea towel. Fold the towel and cover the pastry with it. The idea is to keep the pastry moist so it won’t go dry and hard.
  5. Take a sheet of the pastry and put it on your palm, then put about 1 teaspoon of the chicken mixture on the middle of the pastry.
  6. Take one corner of the pastry to its opposite and fold it over the meat. So you’ll have a triangle pastry with the chicken filling inside.
  7. Fold the pastry gently from end to end.
  8. You can check the video here to get a clearer idea ;-). 
  9. In a pot, boil some water and put the wontons in the boiling water. Make sure the water covers the wontons fully.
  10. When the wontons float on the surface, it means they’re cooked.
  11. Spoon and drain the wontons. 

For the soup:

  1. In a separate pot, melt the butter and put in the onion slices. 
  2. When the onions become translucent and smell fragrant, add in the spring onion/ scallion slices. Fry further for about a minute or two.
  3. Put your preferred stock in the pot, and let it boil at low heat. 
  4. You can season the soup with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Assemble the chicken wontons with the soup:

  1. Put a few wontons in a small bowl and add in the soup. 
  2. Garnish with some fried onions.
  3. Tuck in and enjoy.


If you make the wontons in bulk, you can enjoy them as crispy snacks by deep fry the boiled wontons. They're perfect for finger food dipped in chili sauce.

Nutrition Information
Yield 50 Serving Size 1 Amount Per Serving Calories 81Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 36mgSodium 122mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 7g

The nutrition calculation you find here is just a guide provided by online nutrition calculator. You should not use to substitute advice from nutritionists or health practitioners.

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