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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hoi Sin Chicken Canapes

As promised I am going to give you the recipe for the Hoi Sin Chicken Canapes I made the other night.

The latest edition of Good Taste Magazine had a page where they gave ideas for "Clever Canape Cases".  I have actually made a similar thing before Prawn and Avocado Cocktail Wontons - so it was just a matter of altering the filling.

Hoi Sin Chicken Canapes
Adapted from Good Taste Magazine - April Edition

Makes 36

1 packet wonton wrappers
2 chicken breasts *
2 cloves garlic
1 tbs chopped ginger
4 tbs soy sauce
1/4 cup hoi sin sauce
2 green shallots finely chopped
1/2 lebanese cucumber, finely diced

* You can use any cooked chicken - I however decided to poach a couple of breasts.

To poach the chicken breasts add the garlic, ginger and soy sauce to a frypan.  Add the chicken breasts and then enough water to almost cover the chicken.  Over a low heat bring the poaching liquid to a simmer.  Gently simmer the chicken for 10-15 minutes (with the pan covered with a lid), turning the pieces over during cooking.  Allow the chicken to cool in the poaching liquid.

Once cool, remove from the liquid, and shred the chicken meat using two forks.

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Lightly spray mini muffins tins with olive oil spray.  Carefully insert the wonton wrappers into the muffin pans, spray each wonton wrapper with a little more olive oil spray.

Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until golden.

Carefully remove and allow to cool.  You can actually prepare these ahead of time and keep in a covered container until needed.

Combine the shredded chicken meat with the chopped shallots, and enough hoi sin sauce to make it moist and tasty - you may need a little more, or a little less, depending on taste.

Place a teaspoon sized amount of chicken into each wonton case.  Topp with a dollop of additional hoi si sauce and garnish with a few pieces of chopped cucumber.

They definitely look classy - and taste good too!!

I dare you to stop at one!!!  Perfect for entertaining over Easter!


  1. Yum - they're a bit like Peking Duck Pancakes, with the Hoi Sin Sauce and cucumber/shallots. Looks pretty tasty - would be hard to stop at...5!

  2. Oooh I think I could down about a dozen of these and still want more! :D

  3. Yum hoisin makes everything better!

  4. A new idea for our next party. We always do little curry puffs which is always a hit but looking forward to something different now.