Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fiesta Wontons

i've said it before & i'll say it again...wonton wrappers are the gateway to a party in your mouth. these little guys are perfect for so many different recipes-ravioli, appetizers, leftovers...

you can find them in the fridge of your local grocery store {at publix, they sit with the pre-chopped veggies, sprouts, etc. & at kroger, they sit in the organic section with tofu & other really weird foods}. their website even provides a ton of recipes so you can get creative with the 40 squares of dough you just brought home.

i made this recipe for my monthly garden club meeting & was surprised at how easy & delicious it was. the mixture below would also be great doubled, rolled into soft taco shells & baked for an enchilada-style casserole. with the superbowl coming up, what a fun, low calorie way to please the crowd!

{fiesta wonton's}

ingredients {in order of use}
*serves 10-12
  • 3 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry taco seasoning mix
  • 10 ounces cooked chicken breast, shredded {*see first note}
  • 1/4 cup canned black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup corn, thawed if frozen
  • 1/4 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 12 small, square wonton wrappers
*for cooking chicken breast, i prefer to cook in water with a chicken bullion cube. this gives it the best flavor!

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. while preheating, mix all ingredients, through salt & pepper. set aside.

3. spray a small muffin pan with non-stick spray. place a wonton wrapper in each cup of the muffin tin, & press into the bottom & sides. lightly spray wrappers with non-stick spray. bake in the oven for about 4 minutes, or until the corners start to brown. remove muffin tin, set aside to cool & leave oven on.

4. spoon an even mixture, approx. 2 tablespoons, into each wonton. return muffin tin to oven & bake for another 8 minutes, or until hot & bubbly.

*serve with optional toppers: sour cream, tomatoes, salsa, cheese, etc.

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