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Chicken Taco Cups Recipe

Chicken Taco Cups Recipe

For holiday parties and summer picnics, try these stuffed wonton cups with a Southwest-style chicken filling. You can freeze them, too. Just reheat after thawing. —Lee Ann Lowe, Gray, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • Sour cream, chopped green onions and chopped ripe olives, optional


  • 1. Sprinkle chicken with taco seasoning. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook and stir the chicken over medium heat for 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • 2. Transfer chicken to a food processor; cover and process until chopped. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, onion, half of the salsa and 1 cup cheese.
  • 3. Press wonton wrappers into miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 4. Spoon rounded tablespoonfuls of chicken mixture into cups; top with remaining salsa and cheese. Bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve warm. Garnish with sour cream, green onions and olives if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (2 each) equals 124 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 408 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Reviews for Chicken Taco Cups

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2016

"Amazing recipe, they were gone in no time. Thanks for sharing!!"

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2014

"Nice recipe :)"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2013

"I made these tonight & I made the mistake of using a tsp of taco seasoning. I did use leftover turkey & chopped it real fine. Going to make this again though with more taco seasoning."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"yummy recipe!!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"These were so good! I need to get a food processor to make the prep a little easier. These didn't last long at all!!"

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"These sure don't taste light! Very tasty and the won ton wrappers are nice and crispy."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

"Wonderful! Used the "stuffing" for a grilled chicken pizza."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"I love this recipe and it's a big hit for the parties I've brought it too! I used canned chicken as well and it works great in a pinch!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

"Was THE hit of our Christmas Eve gathering!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"This recipe is excellent, looks pretty and there are never any leftovers. I have substituted pre-formed filo cups for the wonton wrappers which was quicker and also excellent."

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"When I asked my husband what to rate this receipe, he said a definite 5! Very tasty, and I will definitely make again on another game day."

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009

"These were very flavorful and a hit with all ages! Will make again and again."

Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"My husband loved these taco cups! They were great because I could make them ahead of time and then just assemble and bake right before serving them."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.