I love my mom. Really, I do. Just as I think my day couldn’t get any better as I wallowed on the couch with freshly painted toes, a book and two furry animals, she puts these in my face.
And I just can’t stop.
These buffalo chicken wontons are the perfect appetizer for a big group, and my mom swears they only take about forty five minutes to make. There’s only three of us, so she made eighty. Perfect.
Mom drizzled these with straight blue cheese dressing, but I’d think they’d be great doused with a healthy dash of Texas Pete as well.
The inside of the wontons are filled with tender chicken, cheese and some sort of heavenly elixir known as “wing sauce”…..heaven help me, I’ve gone into buffalo chicken coma and simply can’t come out of it.
Mom loves to fatten me up. I’m not complaining.
Buffalo Chicken Wontons
from Paula Deen
makes about 80 wontons
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small chunks
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup wing sauce
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
80 wonton wrappers
vegetable oil for frying
blue cheese dressing or sauce for dipping
hot sauce to top (optional but recommend)
Season diced chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned. Add the garlic and cook three more minutes. Remove from the heat and add wing sauce. Let cool.
Once cool, stir in the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Spoon about a teaspoon of mixture into each wonton wrapper. Moisten edges of wrapper and bring together in the middle, forming a little purse (this works best if the wrapper edges are wet so you can more easily seal them).
Heat vegetable oil in a large dutch oven. Fry wontons in batches until golden (about two minutes on each side) and then drain on paper towels.
After frying, you could easily freeze these (which is what mom did). To reheat, just pull them out of the freezer and warm up in a 350 degree oven for about twelve minutes. Serve with sauce on the side.Pin It