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Chicken Taco Cups

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
    3 dozen


  • 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 shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • Sour cream, chopped green onions and chopped ripe olives, optional


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Press wonton wrappers into miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 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.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Substitute any meat or cheese you prefer. Mix it up (and keep calories in check) by using ground chicken or turkey.
  • This flavorful filling also makes a mean taco salad.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 each: 124 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


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    • tammywhitis
      Jun 11, 2019

      No comment left

    • Dragonfly100
      Feb 1, 2018

      These were awesome!!! But how and when do you freeze these?

    • SharonLogan
      Dec 30, 2017

      Made these for Christmas, they were a big hit!

    • rena 55
      Sep 23, 2017

      Love these little bundles of goodness! Easy to make and so tasty. These will be on my holiday table for sure!

    • suegerdeman
      Jan 12, 2017

      I've made these for several years. They are always a hit!! The chicken mixture freezes well for future use.

    • Psalm127-3
      Jan 11, 2017

      I fully intend to make these this weekend for hubby&I as I ALWAYS have boneless/skinless Chix Breasts in the freezer. I also make my own salsa so I know ingredients present plus I just made home made taco seasoning from recipe online-I have problems with MSG-will check amount on typical pkg of the stuff from store.will also get a friend this recipe > he always comes to me requesting what he calls "over the top wow factor" appetizers, I know he'll love this one. thank you LAL from Maine

    • shalice84
      Jun 15, 2016

      I made these with shredded chicken and enchilada sauce vs taco seasoning. Same response, slightly different "zing" Everyone raves about these cups

    • wanders6
      Jan 18, 2016

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

    • prodnewreg077
      Nov 6, 2014

      Nice recipe :)

    • Lorriloves2bake
      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.