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Southwestern Chicken Cups

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

A few years ago I made Mini Lasagna Cups and they were a huge hit. They are now one of the most popular recipes on my entire site! We love them too, so I wanted to make a fun southwestern spinoff that we could enjoy. These bold Southwestern Chicken Cups with cheesy chicken, black beans, and corn were a huge success!

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Crunchy… hot… cheesy… melty… So many fabulous flavors all in one bite!

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

The ingredients are fresh and simple. Chopped chicken, corn, black beans, garlic, onions, bell peppers, cheese and wonton wrappers.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Add a tablespoon or so of olive oil to a large skillet over high heat.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

When the oil is very hot, carefully add the onions, bell peppers, and plenty of salt. I love buying a mixed bag of frozen bell peppers and onions, already diced and ready to go! It’s such a time saver, you can always keep them on hand, and you can add them to this recipe straight from the freezer.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

If you’re using frozen corn, you can go ahead and add it here too. If you’re using canned or fresh corn, you can add it later with the beans.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Cook the veggies, stirring occasionally, until slightly blackened on the edges.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Turn the heat down to medium-low, add the minced garlic, and stir until fragrant and well incorporated, about 30 seconds.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Add the beans, chicken, and plenty of pepper. Stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Generously coat a standard-size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Now grab some wonton wrappers. You should be able to find these in any grocery store. In ours, they’re located in the produce section between the tofu and fresh ravioli.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Line each muffin tin with a wonton wrapper.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Add about 1-2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

And top with cheese.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Add one more wonton wrapper…

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Chicken layer…

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

And one more layer of cheese.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Bake at 375 degrees F for about 12 minutes, until heated through and edges are golden.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Garnish with a little cilantro if desired. These are like my favorite salad or burrito at Chipotle, but in a fun little cup!

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Hot… cheesy… melty… goodness!!

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

So fun and everyone will love them! Hope you enjoy!! :)

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Make these fun Southwestern Chicken Cups using Wonton Wrappers in a Muffin Tin! Great for using up leftover rotisserie chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Southwestern Chicken Cups

Yield: 12 cups. (About 3-4 servings).

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups frozen diced bell pepper and onion mix (or 1 cup each, fresh)
  • 2 cups corn kernals (canned, fresh, or frozen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained
  • 12 oz (2 cups) cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 24 wonton wrappers

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Generously coat a standard-size muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add olive oil to a large skillet over high heat. When the oil is very hot, carefully add the onions, bell peppers, salt. If you’re using frozen corn, add it now. If you’re using canned or fresh corn, add it later with the beans. Cook the veggies, stirring occasionally, until slightly blackened on the edges, about 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, add the minced garlic, and stir until fragrant and well incorporated, about 30 seconds. Add the beans, chicken, and pepper. Stir to combine. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place a wonton wrapper in the bottom of each cup in the prepared muffin tin. Add 1-2 tablespoons of chicken mixture and top with about 1 tablespoon cheese. Layer on one more wonton wrapper, chicken mixture, and cheese.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes, until heated through and edges are golden.

Nutritional Information is per cup.