Valentine’s Day Challenge

{Feb 10} For Valentine’s Day I {LOVE} to bake/cook…

For Valentine’s Day Matt and I always go out to eat and celebrate like the day or two before to beat the rush and then on the actual day I cook! For the past few years and this year will be no different I make one of Matt’s favorite dishes (it may be his #1)…..I think I posted about these before…Giada’s Roasted Chicken Purses! They are so rich, fancy and delish! Here is the recipe………
1 1/4 cup shredded roasted chicken (or any leftover chicken, light and/or dark meat)
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
In a small bowl combine the chicken, ricotta cheese, lemon zest, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

On a dry work surface place 8 wonton wrappers. Place a rounded teaspoon of the chicken mixture in the center of each wrapper. Using a pastry brush, brush the egg wash around the chicken mixture. Bring four corners of the wonton square together over the filling to form a purse. Press the edges together tightly to form a seal. Wipe the board with a towel until dry and continue making batches of 8 with the remaining wonton skins

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add
the purses and cook until they float to the surface, stirring occasionally, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the ravioli.

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a medium skillet. Turn off the heat, add the cooked pyramids and gently toss. Transfer the pyramids to 4 serving plates. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.


  1. Courtney
    February 10, 2011 / 2:46 pm

    those sound amazing! i want them for dinner 🙂 hehetoday is going to make me SO SO SO hungry!thanks for linking up with us again! i am totally loving our challenge!

  2. meghan
    February 10, 2011 / 3:30 pm

    They sound good. It seems like they would also work well as a finger food for a party. Yum. I love Giada's recipes.

  3. Midwest Elle
    February 10, 2011 / 9:21 pm

    Those look delicious!!

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