Pesto chicken served in a tidy little beggars purse bundle is the perfect football or super bowl party appetizer. The recipe calls for rotisserie chicken and either jarred or this easy homemade pesto sauce, making this super fast to make and serve.
Cut baked chicken into 1/2-inch bite size pieces or shred rotisserie chicken into bite-size pieces
Toss chicken with pesto sauce and ranch dressing
In a small saucepan heat chicken with cheeses and cook until cheese starts to melt and chicken is just heated through.
Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Place 24 wonton wrapper on the parchment paper
Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter
Place a small scoop of pesto chicken mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper.
To Make a Wonton or Beggars Purse
Wonton:Fold diagonally, then using a fork seal wontons
Beggars Purse:Fold corners diagonally to the center, pinching together the opposite corners holding the pouch in the palm of one hand, gently twist the top of the pouch to seal.
Brush each purse with butter
Brush each purse with egg-wash
Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the purses are golden brown
*Pesto Sauce RecipeServing Suggestion:Serve bacon jam on the sideor add crispy bacon to the pesto chicken mixtureMake Ahead:The pesto chicken mixture can be made a day in advance and stored can be made a tightly covered in the refrigerator. Heat the chicken mixture until warm before assembling beggars purse.