Chinese New Year is finally here, and this time around, it's the year of everybody's favorite animal — the dog!
Whether you're hosting a party or just spending a quiet evening at home to ring in the Chinese New Year, homemade Chinese food appetizers are definitely in order. Nothing screams, "Happy Chinese New Year!" quite like chicken wonton cups, spicy chicken wings and some dumpling action, and we've got some super-simple recipes that will be so easy for you to whip up in your own kitchen. Sure, you can probably find these apps in the freezer aisle, but the flavor is five million times better when you make everything from scratch using the best ingredients possible.
Add in some red lanterns and sparkler fireworks, and you've got yourself a celebration.
Chicken Wonton Cups
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 – 12 minutes
Makes about 24 servings
24 wonton squares
1 1/4 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast
2/3 cup Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/4 cup shredded Napa cabbage — any green cabbage will work
1/4 cup matchstick carrots
1 tablespoon scallions
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
Chinese 5 Spice Chicken Wings
Prep time: Wings need to marinate overnight
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes about 12 wings
For the Wings
1 1/2 pounds chicken wings (roughly 12 pieces of chicken)
For the Marinade
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
3 tablespoons lime juice (about 1 lime)
1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 8-10 minutes
Makes about 12 dumplings
1/2 pound ground pork
1 scallion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
2 teaspoons Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 pack pot sticker/dumpling wrappers
This post is sponsored by Kikkoman®.
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