Saturday, September 13, 2008

Buffalo Chicken Wontons

I am posting another one of my favorite recipes. The wontons are awesome for office potlucks. They are a little time consuming, but the wontons can be made ahead of time. I would usually just make the filling and put it in a microwave-safe bowl. When I got to work I would warm it up and then fill the wonton cups about 5 minutes before lunch started. You can save some time also by mixing your shredded chicken in already prepared buffalo sauce.


Fried wonton wrappers filled with Buffalo-sauced shredded chicken. Served with bleu cheese dressing and crunchy celery sticks for dipping.(Menu Description).

12 wonton wrappers, cut into quarters
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, to brush on wontons
6 cups water, to boil chicken
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
6 tablespoons louisiana hot sauce
2 teaspoons liquid margarine
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
blue cheese dressing
celery (to garnish)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Place the wonton wrappers on a work surface and brush lightly with the oil. Mold the wontons, oiled-side up, into the bottoms of miniature (1-inch) muffin tins.

Bake until light brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool slightly and remove from the muffin tins. Cool on a wire rack. Place on a baking sheet and cover tightly with plastic wrap until ready to assemble.

Cook the chicken at a simmer until cooked through, about 12 minutes. Cool the chicken slightly, then finely chop and shred with a fork. Season with a little salt.

In a medium bowl mix together the Hot Sauce, liquid margarine, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Add the chicken and mix well. Refrigerate until slightly chilled.

Place 1 heaping teaspoon of the chicken mixture in each wonton cup and garnish with bleu cheese dressing and crunchy celery sticks for dipping. Serve at room temperature.

NOTE: The wonton cups can be baked up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container. The chicken mixture can be made up to 1 day in advance. Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. The wonton cups can be filled up to 1 hour in advance.

Servings: 48
Source: Cadillac Jack