Chicken Wonton Dumplings
Appx 1 cup leftover roast chicken, shredded
1 cup ricotta cheese
couple sprigs fresh thyme, chopped (or about 2 tsp dried)
About 2 tsp fresh grated lemon zest
salt to taste
fresh cracked pepper to taste
Stir above ingredients to blend and set aside
1 egg, beaten in small bowl and set aside
Fresh grated parmesan cheese
2 tblsp butter
Take a few Wonton wrappers and lay flat. Roll chicken mixture into small balls and place in center of wonton wrapper.
Brush each edge of wonton wrapper with egg wash. The egg wash acts as a glue.
Pull opposite corners up, two at a time, and pinch together. Squeeze other sides together. Try to wrap them with no air inside if possible.
Drop 8 -10 in a pan of boiling water (I use a skillet with about 1.5-2" of water) and cook for about 3 minutes.
Remove from boiling water with a slotted spoon to allow water to drain off.
Place in another skillet with a tablespoon or two of melted butter and either toss them around to coat in the butter or, if desired, you can brown them up a bit to add a little crunch. We like them both ways.
Pour onto serving plate and add some fresh grated Parmesan cheese and a sprig of thyme.
***When working with Wonton wrappers, use only a few at a time and keep the others covered with a moist towel to prevent drying them out.
These can be prepared ahead and kept in a plastic container, well sealed or covered in the fridge with a damp cloth to prevent them from becoming dry or hard. You can boil them when ready. I usually boil them about a minute longer when coming from the fridge to insure that they are thoroughly heated.
Shredded, leftover chicken
Topped with about an equal amount of Ricotta cheese
a couple sprigs of fresh, chopped thyme
a little freshly grated lemon zest, and some salt and pepper
Roll chicken mixture into small balls and place on Wonton wrapper
Brush each side of the wonton with the egg wash
Lift corners to center and pinch together, sides too, to seal
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