Sunday, January 5, 2014

Chicken Won Tons

My mother-in-law came over to make Chinese food and I was more than excited! I love Chinese -- especially her Won Ton recipe!

To make it, we started by boiling 2 large chicken breasts -- about 1 1/2 pounds.

(Note: My mother-in-law, Wendy, shared that she has used ground chicken in the past, but it doesn't stick as well. She has also used rotisserie chicken, but she said it came out to be a pasty consistency. This is the best way to guarantee a shredded, perfect consistency.)


Then, we reserved the chicken stock to use in our fried rice recipe later, but this step is optional, of course.



I diced up the chicken breasts...



... and threw it in my food processor.



We shredded the chicken first, then added the 2 other ingredients.



First, a 1/4 cup of soy sauce...



... and one bunch of sliced green onions.



After a couple more pulses, the won ton filling was done! Wendy balled up some mix to show how it holds together perfectly!



Wendy spread out the won ton wraps and brushed water along the sides.



We put about a tablespoon of filling in the middle of each wrap and then got started folding the edges.



To fold the won tons, you fold it in half to make a triangle. Then, you take one corner and fold it to the middle. Lastly, you take the other corner and fold it in the middle so the two corners overlap.





Wendy fried the won tons in hot Canola oil, but you are welcome to use any oil. Vegetable oil would work nicely here as well.



(Tip: Put the won tons in back first and then finish them on their fronts. They won't take long -- so don't walk away from the stove!



All done! They were delicious!!


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