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Homemade Chicken Ravioli Recipe
Ravioli is a popular dish that can be filled with anything from cheese to meat. In this blog post, we’ll explore how chicken ravioli is made and share our recipe for the perfect Italian meal.
What is chicken ravioli?
Ravioli is a popular Italian dish that consists of pockets of pasta dough, usually square or round in shape, with the filling typically being cheese. The name “ravioli” comes from the verb “raviole” which means to wrap again in Italian.
Chicken ravioli is one of the most popular variations of ravioli because it is made with chicken meat instead of cheese. It can also have vegetables and herbs added to the filling or used as a sauce for the dish.
How to make chicken ravioli?
Making homemade chicken ravioli is actually very easy, but there are a few steps required in order to achieve that perfect texture and taste you’ll enjoy on your dinner table. A good Italian meal requires fresh ingredients and this recipe also includes an easy-to-make tomato cream sauce for extra flavor. Here’s what you need to do:
- Prepare the dough by mixing flour, water, and salt in a large bowl. Knead the dough together until it is well combined and smooth. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the dough to rest before rolling it out.
- While you’re waiting for the dough to rest, prepare your filling by lightly browning chicken meat with garlic and seasoning it with salt and pepper. You can also add herbs or vegetables such as spinach if you’d like (you’ll add those in later).
- Once your chicken has been seasoned and cooked through, let it cool down completely before adding cheese to the mixture and mixing thoroughly until well combined. Make sure that filling isn’t too moist or else it will mess up your ravioli’s texture while cooking.
- Roll out your dough into a thin sheet on a large flat surface. Use a round cookie cutter or alternatively use round glasses to cut circles in the dough. The sizes of your circles will determine the size of your ravioli pockets, so make sure that they are small enough to hold your desired amount of filling without being too big or else they might burst during cooking and ruin your dish.
- Spoon about 1 teaspoon (or more depending on your preference) of filling onto half of each circle you cut out from the rolled dough before dipping a fingertip in water and using it to moisten the edges around each circle. Place another circle on top to form little pockets before sealing them together by pressing down with your fingers along the edges. Re-roll any left-over dough and repeat these steps until you’ve used up all of your dough circles and filling.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil while your ravioli are cooking. Add your ravioli to the boiling water one by one, without overcrowding them, before reducing the heat and simmering for 5 minutes or until they have all floated to the top and are well cooked through.
- Serve your chicken ravioli with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top along with fresh parsley leaves and red pepper flakes for added flavor (optional).
Tips for cooking with chicken ravioli:
Making this dish in an iron skillet will allow you to transfer it from the stovetop, into your oven’s broiler for a couple minutes (if you’re including cheese), and then on to the table.
Cream cheese is not typically included when I make alfredo sauce because if warmed up after refrigeration or cooking, it can become separated.
You may leave out cream cheese if using jarred Alfredo sauce instead of making homemade yourself.
Instead of adding the ravioli directly into the pan, remove it from heat. Add in chicken and spinach to create a sauteed mixture before returning back to the saucepan with bacon and mushrooms.
Once cooked through add this delicious combination on top for an appetizing finish!
How long does chicken ravioli last?
Store your cooked and cooled homemade chicken ravioli in an airtight container and it should be good for up to 3-4 days when refrigerated.
How to store chicken ravioli with high quality?
Store your cooked ravioli in an airtight container of choice, making sure the pieces are separated, before stashing them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. If you’d like to put your leftover ravioli ingredients into freezer bags instead, that’s okay too! Just make sure they’re sealed properly so that there is no leakage and they won’t get freezer burn (you can add a piece of paper towel between layers if necessary). These should be safe for 2-3 months in the freezer.
Can chicken ravioli be refrozen?
No, it’s not recommended to refreeze cooked ravioli as they will lose their texture and may also get mushy when thawed. You can however cover any leftover or cooked ravioli with sauce before placing them in the fridge to prevent them from drying out and freezing them instead in a proper container (covered) for 2-3 months for consumption at a later time.
How to cook frozen chicken ravioli?
Boil your leftovers directly from the freezer without thawing beforehand – it should only take about 5 minutes or more before they float on of the water which means that they’re done.
How long does cooked chicken ravioli last in the fridge?
Homemade ravioli should be good in the fridge for up to 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container after being cooled completely before serving. You can also freeze leftovers (without sauce) if you’d like them to last longer.
How long to keep ravioli at room temperature?
We do not recommend leaving cooked ravioli out for more than 2 hours at room temperature as they may dry out and become unappetizing. You can however cover leftover or cooked ravioli with sauce before placing them in the fridge to prevent them from drying out if you’d like to enjoy them later on!
How many calories are in chicken ravioli?
Per 1 3-oz serving: 110 calories, 7 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat.
Homemade chicken ravioli is a great dish to make for your family or friends. It’s easy and fun, and the end result will be mouth-watering. You can use this recipe as an outline if you’re looking for one that doesn’t require too much work! Take it from us – making homemade ravioli yourself should only take about two hours of prep time on average, not including cooking times. Give these easy steps a try! share this article with your friends and family, let’s help them make this recipe together!
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