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Crispy Crunchy Air Fryer Wontons

Air Fryer Wontons are crispy, delicious, and totally craveable. They’re filled with a savory mix of shrimp and pork that is perfectly seasoned.

Low angle shot of air fryer wontons on a rectangular white plate with a small bowl of dipping sauce

My family loves crispy fried wontons. They’re plump with a pork and shrimp filling that has been seasoned with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and other seasonings. And their wrappers become crispy and irresistible when fried in oil.

I love fried wontons. They are super delicious, but I don’t always want to deal with deep frying. That’s where these air fryer wontons come in.

Air Fryer Wontons have the same succulent filling and crispy, crunchy outer shell as the deep fried version. But making them is easier and less messy. And because they only use a little bit of oil, they’re lighter and healthier, too.

Simply put, I love making wontons in the air fryer. And my family loves eating my air fried wontons. Win win!

Low angle shot of the cooked wontons on a rectangular white plate with chili sauce in a dipping bowl.

For the complete list of ingredients with quantities and detailed prep and cooking instructions, please see the recipe card that appears at the end of this post.

What ingredients do you need?

The ingredients you need to make the air fryer wontons are the same as for regular deep fried wontons. They are all easily found in your regular supermarket, even the wonton wrappers.

Photo collage showing the steps for filling and shaping the wontons

How do you make air fryer wontons?

Making these pork and shrimp air fryer wontons is easy.

  1. First, mix the filling ingredients together.
  2. Next place a spoonful of the filling on a wrapper and then fold the wrapper over to make a triangle. Brush a little water on the edge with your fingertip to help seal it up.
  3. Hold the two tips of the triangle’s long side and bring them together, making a crease or dent in the filled part of the dumpling to help the points come together. Use a dab of water on the points to seal them to each other.
  4. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  5. Spray or brush the filled wontons all over with oil and place them in the air fryer. I like to put a perforated parchment paper sheet in the air fryer first because it prevents sticking and makes cleanup super easy. This step is totally optional, though.
  6. Cook the wontons in the air fryer on 370ºF for 5 minutes. Open the air fryer, turn each wonton over, and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes on 370ºF until the wontons are golden brown all over and nice and crisp.
  7. Serve immediately.
Overhead shot of the uncooked wontons in the air fryer basket

What do you serve with them?

You can serve these air fried wontons as an appetizer with a bowl of Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping.

If you want to serve these wontons as a main dish, just add a vegetable or two. I often serve them with sauteed spinach with sesame dressing, steamed broccoli, or a salad with miso dressing.

Wontons in the air fryer basket after cooking, shot from overhead.

What kitchen tools do you need?

I use this GoWise 5.8-Quart Air Fryer and love it. There are lots of great choices of air fryers available, including basket style like mine or oven style.

I also like to use a perforated parchment paper liner for the air fryer to make cleanup easy. This is totally optional.

I use an oil mister to spritz the wontons all over with oil. This Evo oil mister is the best one I’ve found. You can also use a pastry brush to brush the oil on if you prefer.

You can use a nonstick cooking spray, as well. Be careful with this, though, if you use an air fryer with a nonstick basket. There is an additive in nonstick spray oils that will cause the nonstick coating of your basket to deteriorate over time.

overhead shot of the wontons on a rectangular white plate

more appetizer and snack recipes you’ll love

If you love making air fryer snacks, I’ve got lots of recipes for you!

Try my Air Fryer Samosas, Fried Pork and Shrimp Wontons, Air Fryer Taquitos, Air Fryer Empanadas, Air Fryer Salt and Pepper Tofu, Air Fryer Korean Fried Chicken, Air Fryer Sesame Chicken, or even Air Fryer Toast.

low angle shot of the wontons after being cooked in the air fryer

Air Fryer Wontons

Robin Donovan
Filled with a savory mixture of shrimp and ground pork and cooked to perfection in an air fryer, these Air Fryer Wontons are crispy, delicious, and totally addictive.
4.74 from 26 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Air Fryer Recipes
Cuisine Chinese
Calories 303 kcal


  • ¾ pound ground pork
  • ½ pound peeled and deveined shrimp finely chopped
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 12- ounce package square wonton wrappers
  • Oil for brushing or spraying
  • Thai sweet chili sauce for dipping


  • In a medium bowl, combine the pork, shrimp, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, cornstarch, salt, pepper, ginger, and garlic and mix well.
  • Working with one wonton wrapper at a time, lightly brush the edges of two adjacent sides of the wrapper with water and place about 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center. Fold over one corner of the wrapper so that the two moistened sides come together with the two unmoistened sides, creating a triangle. Press the sides together to seal. Then, holding the corners of the long side of the triangle and bring them together to form the traditional purse shape, using a bit of water to seal the corners to each other.
  • Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  • Spray or brush the wontons with oil and place them in the air fryer (I use a perforated parchment sheet on the bottom to prevent sticking).
  • Air fry at 370 for about 7 minutes. Flip the wontons over and air fry for 5 to 7 minutes longer, until golden brown and crisp.
  • Serve immediately, with a side of sweet chili sauce if desired.


Serving: 1Calories: 303kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 32gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 213mgSodium: 1090mgSugar: 2g
Keyword chinese food, chinese recipes, dim sum, dumplings, wontons
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By on February 5th, 2021


Hi, I’m Robin! I am a full-time food blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. I spend my days cooking, writing about, and photographing food.

I’m the author of more than 50 cookbooks, including Ramen for Beginners5 Ingredient Cooking for TwoSushi at HomeThe Baking Cookbook for Teens, and the bestselling Campfire Cuisine.

My food writing has also been featured in major print and online pubications including Cooking Light, Fitness, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, and others. → More about Robin

3 thoughts on “Crispy Crunchy Air Fryer Wontons”

  1. I love these wontons and been enjoying these a lot! The best thing, they’re so easy to make and can be done in an air fryer but still deliver the best result. Yum!

    • Well, they won’t be crispy anymore but you could maybe crisp them up again in the oven or air fryer. You could keep them for a few days.


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