Hungry Girl: Healthy Holiday Entertaining Is Easy with My Chicken Wonton Cups
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If you’re hosting a party, it can be tricky to plan the snack table. You want to provide tasty treats to keep your guests happy, but you don’t want an endless sea of junk food. You want to serve wholesome stuff, but you’re not going to fill a table from end to end with crudités. Solution: these Thai Oh My Chicken Wonton Cups!
These delicious snack bites couldn’t be easier to make, yet they look so impressive and taste fantastic. Best of all, they have less than 60 calories each! Let the party begin.
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Thai Oh My Chicken Wonton Cups
12 small square wonton wrappers (refrigerated and stocked with the tofu)
8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast
⅛ tsp. garlic powder
⅛ tsp. each salt and black pepper
½ cup shredded carrots, roughly chopped
½ cup canned water chestnuts, drained and roughly chopped
¼ cup low-fat Thai peanut salad dressing or sauce
2 tbsp. chopped scallions
2 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.
2. Place each wonton wrapper in a cup of the muffin pan, and press it into the bottom and sides. Lightly spray with nonstick spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Let cool.
3. Meanwhile, pound chicken to 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle with seasonings. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Cook chicken for about 4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
4. Chop chicken, and place in a medium bowl. Add carrots, water chestnuts, and peanut dressing/sauce. Stir to mix and coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, distribute chicken mixture among cooled wonton cups, about 3 tbsp. each. Top with scallions and cilantro.
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Nutritional information: 1 wonton cup, 57 calories, 0.5 g total fat (0.5 g sat fat), 118mg sodium, 6g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 5g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!