We have gotten rave reviews on this recipe, our Chef Russ is sharing his recipe with you. Enjoy!
Won Ton Chicken Bites
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 8 minutes
Yield: 36 pieces
Won Ton wrappers are great for spur-of-the-moment entertaining. Once found in Asian markets, these inexpensive wrappers ( about $2 for 48 ) have gone mainstream and can be found in most supermarkets, refrigerated, usually in the produce section. Won Ton wrappers are traditionally used to prepare steamed, fried,and boiled chinese dumplings. In this recipe, they are baked into small , attractive pastry cups with a slight nutlike flavor in just 8 minutes.
This chinese chicken salad is made with ingredients easily found in a traditional supermarket and requires only simple knife skills of chopping and slicing. The chicken can be skinless, boneless breast that has been oven-baked or cooked on the stovetop in a saucepan of water. Or, the next time, you get a roasted chicken from the deli, save a little and use that to add more depth to the overall flavor.
The cups are quite strudy and travel well , unstuffed in a plastic bag. They can be stored up to 3 days with out loss of crispness or flavor. Most salads have a bit of moisture so , to prevent the cups from getting soggy, fill the cups just before serving. They should be able to sit filled for a couple of hours before starting to get soft, especially the bottoms.
36 won ton wrappers
8 oz coleslaw ( diced or shredded)
1 cup cooked, chopped chicken
1 can ( 8 ounces ) sliced water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped
5 green onions thinly sliced, both green and white parts.
1 tablespoon roasted ( dark ) sesame oil
8 tablespoons ( 1/2 cup ) chinese plum sauce
1. Heat oven to 350 F. Wrappers are a little too big so cut a 1/2-inch strip from one of the sides and 1/2-inch from the top and bottom, keeping a square shape. Oil a mini muffin tin and center a wrapper over each hole. Press the wrapper down carefully with fingers. ( a wooden tart- tamper from the Pampered Chef works great) and form a flat bottom. The sides will form multiple pleats and look like a small flower. Bake until golden, about 8 minutes. Let stand in the tin at least 5 minutes, and then remove to cooling rack.
2. Place the coleslaw, chicken, water chestnuts, and green onions in a large bowl. Add the sesame oil and then the plum sauce. Stir to mix ingredients together. Spoon into cooled won ton cups and enjoy!
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