Today was another unusually warm day for January, and I think tomorrow is going to be even warmer. I don't mind the winter months, but the weather needs to decide if it wants to be spring or winter. It's just weird to have to wear a heavy coat one day and then a light jacket the next. I'm ready for Spring though because there are a bunch of things I want to do to the outside of the house this year. I am also ready for my yard to look pretty again, and not all gross and brown.
Anyway enough rambling, and on to the recipe. Tonight I made homemade onion rings and buffalo chicken wraps. Hubs has been waiting for me to make this dish for a while now, but things just kept getting in the way, like forgetting to even get the chicken out of the freezer, Whoops! Like I have stated many times on this blog hubs loves him some hot and spicy food, and his eyes lit up when I told him I was making this. I got the wrap recipe from pinterest and tweaked it a little and got the onion ring recipe off the internet a few years ago. They are both super easy to make and I had a lot of fun doing it. Here is how to get started.
Buffalo Chicken Wraps
You will need:
1 bottle of your favorite ranch dressing
1 bottle hot sauce or wing sauce (I used mild, but you can use any heat you like)
About 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 pkg egg roll wrappers (found in the health food refrigerated section)
*The original recipe called for blue cheese crumbles instead of ranch, but neither of us care too much for blue cheese so we opted to use ranch instead. The original also called for slaw mix, but I decided to leave that out as well.
Once you've shredded your chicken place it in a bowl and then give it a good coating with your wing sauce. I don't have an exact measurement, so just eyeball it until you think it's good.
Next, take out one of your egg roll wrappers and place it on a flat surface. Take about a tbsp of your chicken mixture and place it in the corner of your wrapper like so.
Next, I squeezed a little blob of ranch on top of the chicken.
Next, fold the bottom corner of the wrapper up over your chicken mixture.
Second, take the left corner of the wrapper and bring it into the center like so.
Do the same with the right side, and then fold the whole thing over once.
It should look like a little envelope by this point.
Next you want to take a little water and rub it on the outer edge of your envelope flap (in the same spot that the glue would be on an actual envelope).
Then fold it over and rub it with a little more water to make sure that it sticks down.
Repeat those steps until you have used all of your chicken mixture. My mixture ended up making about 12 wraps. When they are all made, place them on a cooling rack set on top of a cookie sheet, so they will cook evenly. Place them in the oven at 400 degrees for 12 mins or until golden.
Baked Onion Rings
You will need:1 large yellow onion
1 container bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
Slice your onion into thick slices. I think I cut mine about 4 times. Then separate all the rings. Place your bread crumbs in one bowl, and your eggs in another.
First dip your onion in to the egg mixture.
Second, dip it into the bread crumbs. Make sure it gets coated well so it will get crispy when cooked.
When they are all coated, place them on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 20 mins.
Since both of the things I made tonight were cooked at the same temperature I put the onion rings in first and let them start cooking since they take longer and then placed the wraps in once I was done making them. That way everything was done around the same time. Doesn't it look yummy??
Well it was and hubby loved it! Of course he had to add more wing sauce to his (I told you he likes hot food) but the flavors were delicious.
I had a little ranch on the side of mine for dipping, and it was perfect. I felt like a fatty because I ended up eating like 4 of these plus onion rings and boy was I stuffed, but it was worth every bite.
Hubby's rating: 5
The thing that I like the most about both these dishes is that they are baked and not fried, so they are just a tad bit healthier for you. I like being able to make things that still taste good, but are better for you.
Sorry if I have rambled on this whole post, but I am watching a riveting episode of the RH of Beverly Hills while I write this and I can't seem to focus on both. I hope you enjoy making this recipe and come back to let me know what you think or if you have any advice or tips. Until next time, BYE!