Chicken Taco Cups Recipe
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Chicken Taco Cups Recipe

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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.
MAKES:18 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 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

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.


  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.
Originally published as Chicken Taco Cups in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p19

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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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!!"

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