While you could easily use leftover roast chicken to make chicken salad, I recommend you use it to make something a little more exciting like roasted chicken purses. This creative recipe combines leftover chicken with ricotta cheese and lemon zest. The mixture is stuffed into wonton wrappers and cooked like pasta. The result is a bite sized treat that is savory and scrumptious. These would make delicious appetizers or a delightful meal when paired with a green salad. To see the recipe, read more.
1 1/4 cup shredded roasted chicken (or any leftover chicken, light and/or dark meat) Serves 4.
3/4 cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2 lemon, zested
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for sprinkling
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for sprinkling
32 small, square wonton wrappers
1 large egg, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
the purses and cook until they float to the surface, stirring occasionally, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the ravioli.
1 1/4 cup shredded roasted chicken (or any leftover chicken, light and/or dark meat)