Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Homemade Chicken and Shitake Mushroom Wontons

We have this really wonderful Thai restaurant in downtown.  They make some fantastic steamed wontons with this delicious dipping sauce.  I always make sure that I order them when we go.  I really wanted to try and replicate a healthier version of them that I could enjoy on a regular basis.  

I was really surprised how easy it was to make wontons.  They are really affordable and family friendly.  These wontons really feel like an indulgence while still only being 1 Smart Point each!  Who doesn't want to be able to feel like they are having takeout without all the extra fat and cost?!

This recipe makes 50 wontons.  I arranged them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and placed them in a freezer for a few hours.  Once they were frozen through, I placed them in a gallon sized freezer bag.  They are wonderfully easy to make and now I'm able to use them in wonton soup and as a dipping wontons.

Homemade Chicken and Shitake Mushroom Wontons
Servings: 50 ★ Smart Points: 1 ★ Points Plus: 1 ★ Calories: 32 ★ Total Fat: 1 g ★ Saturated Fat: 0 g ★ Protein: 2 g ★ Carbohydrates: 4 g ★ Fiber: 0 g ★ Sugars: 0 g ★ Sodium: 70 mg ★ Cholesterol: 6 mg

· 50 wonton wrappers
· 12 ounces ground chicken breast
· 1/2 cup shitake mushrooms, minced
· 2 green onions, diced
· 2 cloves garlic, minced
· 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
· 1 tablespoon soy sauce

1. Place the ground chicken, mushrooms, green onions, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce into a bowl and mix well.

2. Take a heaped teaspoon of the mixture and place it in the center of the wonton wrapper. Use a little water to seal the wrapper into the shape of a triangle.  Pull the ends together towards the center.  ***There are some great tutorials online if you need help with this. You can also freeze the wontons at this point by placing them on a cookie tray.***

3. To cook the wontons place them into a saute pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray.  Cook them for 2 minutes over medium-high heat.  Turn them over and add a small amount of water and cover.  Cook for an additional 2 minutes or until done.  

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