Buffalo Chicken Wontons... Two Ways

As you know I'm totally head over heels in love with buffalo chicken and all it's various forms.  I heard about the idea of buffalo chicken wontons and knew I had to try it.  Buffalo chicken in fried dough, there was no question that I would like it!  So I experimented with filling and frying and baking.  I came up with two simple methods, and both are stinkin' tasty.  This makes a great appetizer that isn't overused.  Here's the DL...
Filling Ingredients
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
4-5 Tablespoons buffalo sauce (adjust to your taste preference)
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1Tablespoon chopped green onions

Buffalo Chicken Wontons with Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
Traditionally made wontons with a major twist on the filling.  
Ingredients
Filling from above
canola oil for frying
wonton wrappers
Directions
Fill saucepan or deep frying pan with about two inches of oil.  Heat over medium heat.
Meanwhile lay out a couple wonton wrappers (make sure other wrappers are covered until you are ready to use them so they don't dry out).  Place 1 teaspoon of filling in the middle of the wrapper.  Brush two edges of the wrapper with water and fold the dry corner over to meet with the moist corner.  Press edges together to create a seal.  Set aside and continue with remaining wonton wrappers.

Place a couple wontons at a time into hot oil.  Cook until each side is light brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.  Set on paper towel to drain.  Let cool for 5 minutes.  Serve with Spicy Blue Cheese Dip.  Enjoy! (makes 40-50 wontons)
Spicy Blue Cheese Dip
Ingredients
1/3 cup blue cheese salad dressing
1-2 Tablespoon buffalo sauce
1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
Directions
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy.

Buffalo Chick Cups
Baked not fried these puppies are a little healthier.  These bite size snacks are tasty and easy to pull off.
Ingredients 
Filling from above
wonton wrappers
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/8 cup chopped green onions or chives
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray.
Line each muffin cup with a wonton wrapper by gently pressing it into the tin and folding over where needed to create the "cup".  Lightly spray the top of the wonton cups with non-stick spray.  Bake for 5 minutes.  
Remove from oven and  place about a tablespoon of filling into each cup.  Top with a pinch of the cheese.  Return to oven and continue to bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  
Top with green onions for garnish and let sit for a couple minutes before serving.  Enjoy!  (makes about 30 cups)

5 comments:

  1. YUM! I want the cups when you invite us over for the fried chicken you promised me a year ago!!!!! :) I know where you live. Hee hee.

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  2. I keep trying to find "Green Sauce Enchiladas" and keep getting the chicken wontons. :(

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