If you’re a fan of bang bang sauce and wontons, this bang bang chicken dip will be right up your alley. The baked wonton chips are crispy and the perfect vessel for the spicy, tangy, extra creamy dip. A creamy dip, might I add, that’s totally dairy free and lower fat than it has any right to be.
This is an easy recipe to make, so let’s dive in and take a look at how to make it.
How to Make Baked Wonton Chips
Hopefully you were inspired to pick up plenty of wonton wrappers after making my bang bang chicken wonton cups. You’ll need roughly the same amount (15 wrappers) for these wonton chips, though you can definitely make a larger batch. They store great and can be used for all kinds of dips, not just the bang bang chicken dip.
I like to cut each wrapper into six squares. If you’d rather make triangles, go for it.
You will want to make sure your wonton wrappers are coated well with cooking spray to help with browning and even baking.
You’re looking for a nice golden brown color. Too pale and your wonton chips might be a little flimsy instead of nice and crispy. Just keep a watchful eye on them near the end. They can go from golden to dark brown quickly.
Two half sheet pans should fit the lot. If you’re serving a big crowd, it might be a good idea to double up the batch.
How to Make Bang Bang Chicken Dip
If you’ve made the bang bang chicken wonton cups I mentioned above, the base of this dip is essentially 1.5x the sauce with the addition of cream cheese.
Because my body decided to revolt against my love for dairy once I turned 30, I went with the dairy free Kite Hill cream cheese I used for my buffalo ground chicken chili and salsa verde chicken stew. If you’re good with dairy, count your lucky stars and use reduced fat or fat free cream cheese instead.
In my wonton cups recipe, I mentioned potentially using fat free Greek yogurt as a potential substitute for light mayo. You could also make a plant based low fat mayo to use instead.
For the chicken portion, the recipe calls for ground chicken. You can use ground turkey, pulled rotisserie chicken like in my cowboy caviar dip, or even a plant based meat crumble alternative.
But ground chicken is undefeated, in my opinion. Can’t find any in your grocery store? Make your own. It’s easy.
Not pictured above is the addition of scallions to the dip. I like adding 1-2 sliced scallions in the dip as well as serving with some freshly sliced on top. This is optional but highly recommended, as the green onion adds some great bite and freshness to the rich and creamy dip.
Serving, Storing, and Reheating
I prefer this bang bang chicken dip warm. So if you’re using another protein option, I would reheat it in a pan or pot before adding the sauce. A crockpot or slow cooker on its keep warm function is also great for keeping the dip up to temperature if you’re serving at a party.
Just keep in mind, you want to warm the sauce, not cook it.
If you want to make this dip ahead of time, it reheats well straight out of the refrigerator. You can even microwave it, stirring every 30-45 seconds until warmed throughout.
Store leftover chips in an airtight container at room temperature. They don’t need any reheating, though you can pop them in the oven or air fryer for a short stint to really elevate them to good as new.
And I think that’s everything. When you try this bang bang chicken dip and the baked wonton chips, I’d love to hear what everybody thought about it. Come back and let me know in a recipe review or in the comments.
- 8 oz Cream Cheese*
- 3/4 cup (180g) Light Mayo
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons (90g) Chili Garlic Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons (30g) Sriracha
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons (33g) Honey
- 1 Tablespoon (15g) Rice Vinegar or Lemon Juice
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 pound Ground Chicken (97/3)
- 2-3 Scallions, thinly sliced
- Black Sesame Seeds, for garnish (optional)
For the Baked Wonton Chips
- 15 Wonton Wrappers
- Olive or Avocado Oil Spray
- For wonton chips, cut the wonton wrappers into 6 squares. Evenly add the squares to two half sheet pans sprayed with olive or avocado oil. Lightly spray the tops of the squares and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350ºF until golden brown.
- Mix the bang bang sauce ingredients (up to the ground chicken) together and set aside.
- Brown the ground chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat before breaking apart and fully cooking.
- Once fully cooked, turn off the heat and add the sauce, stirring everything together. Add half the scallions to the dip and stir well. Save the other half for a garnish alongside black sesame seeds.
*I used dairy free Kite Hill, but you can use reduced fat cream cheese (or fat free for an even lower calorie dip).
Nutrition facts below are for the bang bang chicken dip only. 12 wonton chips have roughly 60 calories, 2g of protein, 10g of carbs, and 1g of fat.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Servings Serving Size: 1/4 cup (60g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 7g