Chicken Fajita Bites

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Football food you can prepare ahead so you don't miss any of the game, or so you don't miss any of the commercials (if you're into that kind of thing). 

Just make sure you serve these guys right after they are fried. That way, the cheese is still melty and gooey, and the wontons are nice and crispy. 

My stomach is growling already! 


ingredients 
1 1lb boneless skinless chicken breast 
1 orange pepper, julienned 
1 yellow pepper, julienned
1 small onion, julienned 
1 garlic clove, chopped
package grated cheddar cheese
package of wonton wrappers
1 egg
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 cup (or more) of vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin
 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
lime
s&p

Wash and dry chicken. Cut into smallish strips so it is easier to cook through. 
In a large mixing bowl whisk together cumin, chili pepper, cayenne, olive oil, garlic, and the zest of 1 lime. Place chicken in mixing bowl and stir until everything is well incorporated. Cover, and marinate in the fridge for 30minutes. 
Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Once skillet is hot add peppers and onions and cook for about 5 minutes until soft. Add chicken and cook until chicken is done (about 10 minutes). 
Remove peppers, onion, and chicken and place onto a cutting board. Chop mixture into small pieces. 
Assemble a baking sheet with wonton wrappers. Use egg wash (1 egg and 1 tablespoon of water mixed) and line the perimeter of the wanton wrappers. Add cheese to the middle of each wrapper. Next add on a little less then a teaspoon of the chicken mixture. 
Picking up the wantons individually, fold into a triangular pocket. Crimp edges with your hand to seal and secure by using the ends of a fork to crimp. 
(Stop here, cover, and place in fridge if you are making them ahead of time). 
Right before serving heat about 1 cup of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Once oil is hot fry wantons a few at a time. They take about 1 minute per side. Place on a paper towel and repeat. 
Serve with your favorite salsa and sour cream or Greek plain yogurt. 

* makes about 25 wontons
** You can always substitute all the spices with a packet of fajita seasoning





9 comments:

  1. O I bet these are delicious!!

    Grace
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  2. Thanks Grace! I must say, they are pretty delicious!!
    Have a great weekend

    : ))
    Jen

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  3. What a fabulous idea! I am definitely going to make these!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy them!

      : ))
      Jen

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  4. Awesome idea! I love using won ton wrappers in unique ways like this. Sounds delicious!

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  5. Thanks Cassie! Hope you had a great weekend.

    : ))
    Jen

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  6. These look delish and something my kids would devour as well. What a fun appetizer.

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  7. Oh my gosh - these look incredible! I just might have to make these this weekend! Found your blog through the sign-ups for the Blog Better Boston Conference! Can't wait to get to meet some more Boston bloggers!

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  8. These look great! We make homemade jalapeño poppers this way too, soo good!

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