I am not sure whether to call these chicken meatball ravioli, or chicken meatball wontons, all I know is that steamed or air fried, they were delicious!
If you’ve not tried using wonton wrappers to make ravioli or wontons, it’s really easy. I watched a bunch of YouTube videos – just searched “how to fold wontons” and you’ll get the idea. I did two different shapes – not sure what either of them are called, but both delish!
Chicken Meatball Ravioli
These would be great for a meal plan because you could freeze individually and then boil like frozen ravioli or air fry to make them crispy!
18 wonton wrappers
4 ounces chicken breast
1/2 cup fat free cottage cheese
1 cup baby spinach
4 basil leaves
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
1/4 cup Mid’s pizza sauce (so good!)
Put the chicken through pepper in a food processor. Place a heaping teaspoon of filling in each wonton, wet the edges of the wonton with water and close. I watched a bunch of videos on youtube – just watch those and come back to this recipe 🤣
I added 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil to the pan with avocado oil spray and pan fried the wontons for 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water and put a lid on the pan for 5 minutes. Drain any excess water. Add a second 1/2 teaspoon of grapeseed oil to the pan with more avocado oil spray and pan fry a second time for 2 minutes.
Serve with pizza sauce and fresh basil as a garnish. With the 9 remaining wontons, I froze them on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes and stored them in a ziplock bag. The next day I just sprayed them frozen with avocado oil spray and air fried them at 360 for 8-9 minutes.
The first night I steamed and pan fried. I froze the second batch and went straight from the freezer to my air fryer for lunch the next day. Both versions are delicious by the way 😉
This made two servings of 9 wontons each. On #teampurple and #teamblue 9 wontons were 6 points or 333 calories. Green you need to add the chicken 🤩
Here’s how they look after being air fried. This was a perfect lunch! I love that I can put something like this together working from home.
Speaking of working from home, I love the work/life balance I have. I work hard my 7 hours during the day (I am still busy pretty much all day as if I were at my desk downtown) and I love that when I clock out, I can immediately switch to what I love to do, which is cooking, making recipes and sharing them with you.
With this quarantine I realize some people have a lot more time on their hands, and can leave some pretty nasty comments on my Instagram DM.
For example: In the last few weeks – here are some of the comments I’ve gotten:
- “no one likes to see you eat on camera, it’s rude.”
- “your teeth seem really yellow – you should make a dentist appointment soon!”
- “can you please put a bra on – they are made to be worn!”
- “I just switched to the purple WW plan, can you send me a two week meal plan – thanks!”
- OMG – you used GOYA beans?! How dare you show that company name on your instagram! As a rule, you should investigate the companies of brands you want to represent before show casing them on your instagram.”
These are word for word. The Goya beans comment was times 100 – people telling me that I was an asshole for using that product. “Don’t you watch the news?!” Also for the record, those dried beans that I made a bean burrito out of for dinner have probably been in my pantry for a year.
It’s lucky I have a thick skin, but I just want to throw that out there for what it’s worth. I am just a middle aged woman who likes to cook and take pictures. None of my social media will over discuss current events, because I literally never watch the news. Like ever. I like being in my bubble, and if that makes me a bad person, you can go ahead and follow a billion other people who are on social media.
Be kind friends. Until next time!