6pm hit tonight and I wasn’t sure what to cook for supper. It’s just my 17 year old son and myself home and I didn’t really feel like cooking nor did I want to order out and have to go pick it up. I opened the refrigerator and freezer and stared at the contents until something popped out at me – the bag of Chicken Cilantro Wontons I had just purchased this week from Costco. I normally make wonton soup with them but wasn’t really in the mood for soup. While I continued to stare into the refrigerator I spotted a container of spinach and thought, “that might go good with the wontons”. So my supper was born – Chicken Cilantro Wontons with Spinach.
The recipe starts with the chicken cilantro mini wontons. Cook them as directed on the package. I boiled mine for 2 minutes.
Meanwhile take three wedges of The Laughing Cow’s Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle and place them in a small bowl. Weight Watchers has some really good spicy cheese wedges also that you could use.
Microwave your cheese wedges for 30 seconds and stir.
Drain the wontons if you boiled them, like me. I scooped out my wontons so I could use the water to cook my spinach. Throw a couple of handfuls of spinach into the boiling water and cook until it start to slightly wilt.
Slice up some fresh cilantro.
Now the best part – hot sauce. I love spicy foods. I love a little kick to my food, especially healthy foods. I don’t like when my mouth is on fire and I can’t enjoy what I’m eating but I do like to “kick it up a notch”. In walks this great bottle of Vermont made hot sauce from Benito’s Hot Sauce. Ol’ Benito sent me a bottle of their White Hot Sauce to review (and a bottle of their Chipotle infused Maple Syrup….review coming for that one). Believe it or not but I don’t really care for Tabasco Sauce – even the smell bothers me. I put a small drop on one of my wontons to test the heatness and was pleasantly surprised. It had a small kick but wasn’t as hot as I was planning. Made with organic bhut jolokias, organic orange habs, organic giner, organic lime juice, fresh onions and garlic. It complimented my chicken cilantro wontons perfectly.
My less than 10 minute dinner – topped with Benito’s White Hot Hot Sauce.
Don’t you love my Christmas bowls? I took them out this week so I can enjoy them for the month.
After taking this photo I said that I needed to chop some red pepper and put it in the recipe so it’s more Christmasy.