Who could resist these BBQ Chicken Won Tons? Especially if you use Ogre Sauce.
First of all, BBQ Chicken Won Tons are super easy to make. Add the craft Ogre Sauce, made right here in Charlotte, and you won’t have any leftovers. Seriously.
Now, I am not one to go all freaking crazy over bbq sauce. I mean, I like what I like, but while the big grocery stores sell the big name brands of bbq sauce, I am always trying a different one because I cannot find MINE. You know…the one I will compare all others to. KWIM? Every time I go to the mountains or beach, I try to find a bbq sauce that will be mine. MINE. But alas, the closest I ever got was a Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce, but if I am being honest, I only liked it because it had Dr. Pepper in it’s name. (I used to drink Dr. Pepper like it was going out of style. Seriously.)
Anyway, one day I was on Twitter playing around and one way or the other Ogre Sauce and I connected. Once connected, I read up on this sauce…and lo and behold, now I have a bottle Ogre Sauce to try out.Haven’t read the story of Ogre Sauce? You totally should. Here is the deal:
“Ogre Sauce is an All-Purpose BBQ Sauce created in Charlotte NC. We call it “All-Purpose” because it can used on so many foods, with mouth watering results – not just traditional barbecue. Mike “Ogre” Weeks found his grandmother’s recipe, made it his own, and before long he was selling it in 5 gallon buckets out of the trunk of his car. With the recipe perfected, we bottled it, and now want the whole world to taste it.”
Here is makes Ogre Sauce a rock star and stand out from others. Before I even used Ogre Sauce in a recipe, I had to taste it (right?). I immediately knew it was different. Not as thick or tomato-y as a lot of sauces and it had a freaking kick – not HOT kick. More like vinegar kick – and at that point I had NO IDEA it had vinegar in it. Check it out:
“Ogre’s grandmother didn’t set out to make a condiment that can be used on pizza, she had pork in mind. Those of you who love barbecue know how smoke, heat, meat, and sauce combine to make something irresistible. Ogre Sauce combines elements of traditional Eastern North Carolina BBQ (vinegar) with traditional Western North Carolina BBQ (tomato) elements of traditional South Carolina BBQ (mustard, honey) to create an award winning flavor.”
I told you! There is a kick and it’s vinegar! Probably other ingredients too, but man this stuff is good. I could NOT get Mel to stop dipping anything he could get his hands on in it. Seriously. I had to hide it from him. (HA! Now I am the only one who can find it!)
First of all, Ogre Sauce fans are awesome! Ogre Sauce created a KickStarter Campaign to:
Our vision is to continue to be different than other sauce companies. We will use the money raised towards Ogre Sauce product innovations.
Your support will help us bring new and innovative products to the sauce market, such as
- Yearly sauce subscription plans
- Craft 6-packs
- Work towards becoming Certified Organic and Certified Gluten Free
- Create new varieties such as Vegan and Spicy
The funding will help with
- Research and Development
- Testing for Certification
- Ingredient sourcing
If you like awesome sauce (ha! kids these days – “awesomesauce” – get it? ha!). Seriously folks, if you want to try out some seriously good bbq sauce, instead of purchasing at a store, head over and donate to their kickstarter campaign – depending on how much you donate, you could possibly get some Ogre Sauce. Dude. Trust me. GO DONATE OR GO BUY THIS STUFF. I totally bookmarked their Kick Starter Campaign, as well as places that serve it and sell it, because I will be back for more.
Oh wait. Was this a recipe post? Oh yea – BBQ Chicken Won Tons with Ogre Sauce!
But let me warn you, with the sauce I have left, I will be making another recipe with Ogre Sauce. Like, tomorrow.
- 4 cups shredded cooked chicken meat
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese
- 3-5 tablespoons Ogre Sauce (bbq sauce) barbeque sauce
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 1/2 packages won ton wrappers (i used about 20 I think..who knows with how fast family ate them!)
- In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, green pepper, green onions, and cheddar cheese.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the cream cheese, Ogre BBQ sauce, & paprika.
- Add the cream cheese mixture into the large bowl with the and stir until everything is coated.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay out the wonton wrappers on a cookie sheet or clean surface, and place a small spoonful of the bbq chicken filling on each one. Fold into triangles or rolls,
- Place onto baking sheets. You can brush with lightly with vegetable oil or spray with cooking spray at this point, but I didn't.
- Bake for about 13 minutes in the oven, turning once, until golden brown.