Chicken Ravioli with Chipotle Cream

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

2cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast
1cup whole milk ricotta cheese
1/2cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
5tablespoons chopped cilantro, divided
2teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2teaspoon chili powder
1teaspoon black pepper, divided
1package wonton wrappers
1-- egg
3/4cup chopped shallots
3cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2-- chipotle peppers in adobo, seeded and coarsely chopped
3tablespoons unsalted butter
1cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2cup white wine
2cups chicken stock
1cup light cream
3/4teaspoon ground cumin, divided
1/4cup grated parmesan cheese
2-- flour tortillas

Instructions

To make the ravioli filling, combine the chicken, ricotta and Monterey Jack cheeses, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, chili powder, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl and mix well.

Place a wonton wrapper on a dry cutting board. Place a tablespoon of filling in the center. Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl. Moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper with the egg wash then place a second wrapper on top. Seal the edges well with a fork. Set aside on a plate. Repeat with the remaining wonton wrappers and filling.

In the meantime, prepare the chipotle cream sauce. In a mini food processor, puree the shallots, garlic and chipotle peppers until finely minced. Heat the butter and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the mixture from the food processor and saute 4-5 minutes until shallots are softened. Turn the heat to high and add the white wine. Cook 2-3 minutes until wine is reduced then add the chicken stock. Cook another 5-6 minutes until liquid is partially reduced then turn heat down to medium low. Add the light cream, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper, 3 tablespoons cilantro, and parmesan cheese and simmer 7-8 minutes until sauce is thickened. Set aside on warm heat.

Bring a large pasta pot with water to boil over high heat. Place the ravioli in the boiling water in batches. Boil for 3-4 minutes or until the ravioli float to the surface. Remove from water and drain. Place in a large serving bowl. Pour the chipotle cream sauce on top of the ravioli and gently toss to combine.

To make the fried tortilla strip garnish, heat the remaining cup of olive oil over medium high heat. Cut the tortillas into 1/8-inch slices and fry in the oil until crispy, around 2 minutes. Place the fried tortilla strips on top of the pasta and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.

This recipe makes 4 servings.

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