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Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

How is it possible that the 4th of July is over?! Once the 4th passes, it’s kind of like the summer is already almost over. I can’t say that I’ll be sad to see it go with this ridiculous heat!

You know how I always complain about how much of a failure I am with making lunches? I continue to complain about this and never really do anything about it. I’m happy to say that lately, I can’t get enough salads. Salads with lots of yummy toppings. Knowing me, I will be sick of salads by the end of the week.

Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

I’m a big fan of chicken salad. Chicken salad in a sandwich, on a salad, on a cracker, and now in a crispy wonton cup!

I love this particular chicken salad recipe because it has the perfect amount of mayo and yogurt and the celery and crispy wonton cups give it a nice crunch for texture. I made these in a regular-sized muffin tin which makes them great to serve if you are hosting a lunch or brunch. They can easily be made in a mini muffin tin if you want them to be bite-sized to serve as an appetizer!

Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

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Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

Yield: 12-24 (depending on size you choose)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • wonton wrappers (see note)
  • non-stick spray
  • 4 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded (I used rotisserie)
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • paprika (for sprinkling on top)
  • additional sliced green onion or chives (for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a muffin tin with cooking spray
  2. Place wrappers into each cavity (2-3 for regular-sized muffin tin; 1 for a mini-muffin tin). Spray the wrappers with more cooking spray. Bake for about 10-13 minutes or until the wontons are crispy. Remove from the oven.
  3. While the cups are baking, place the chicken in a bowl along with the celery and green onion. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayo, yogurt, garlic powder, mustard powder, and some salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the chicken and toss until well-coated. Season with more salt and pepper if necessary.
  4. If serving right away, divide the chicken mixture amongst each cup. Sprinkle some of the paprika on top of each cup along with more green onion or chives if desired.

I made my cups with a regular sized muffin tin, so I needed about 3 wrappers per cup. If you decide to make mini-sized cups, you might only need 1 wrapper per cup.

You can mix the chicken salad the night before if you want, but I would bake the wonton cups the same day you plan to serve them.

Chicken Salad Wonton Cups


28 Responses to “Chicken Salad Wonton Cups”

  1. #
    CCU — July 8, 2013 at 5:59 am

    Hope the heat cools a little!
    These crispy delicious treats look lovely :)


  2. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 8, 2013 at 6:48 am

    I know what you mean about summer being over. My birthday is in August and once that hit’s it’s really over. Kids back to school, nights getting colder and fall items are coming out at the stores. It”s so depressing.

    I LOVE chicken salad and I love how you put it in wonton cups. Such a marvelous idea! I LOVE it!!

  3. #
    Ramona — July 8, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I just decided that it’s the stores to blame for time flying by so quickly. They always put out sales and decorate months in advanced for the season. My kids just got out of school 2 weeks ago and I’m already getting back to school sales circulars… now my mind is focused on September. I’m going to try to focus on each day… but we take time in chunks (weeks, months)…it does seem to go rather quickly.

    Okay… enough about that… love these wontons for serving the chicken salad. Cute, clever and very party friendly. :) The flavors of the chicken salad are also great… mixing in some yogurt is perfect to lighten it up. :)

  4. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — July 8, 2013 at 8:29 am

    I also love chicken salad and the little cups are so cute. :)

  5. #
    cassie — July 8, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I loooove chicken salad. Great idea to put it in won ton cups…I love those, too!

  6. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

    I’m also a huge fan of chicken salad. Love the crunch of the wonton.

  7. #
    Anna @ hiddenponies — July 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

    What a cute way to eat salad – love these!

  8. #
    Ari @ Ari's Menu — July 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Ummmm I LOVE these!!! They are so cute, so original, and I want to eat them all!!

  9. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 8, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    What a great idea! A perfect way to serve chicken salad!

  10. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Chicken salad is my favorite! Put it in a snackable cup…yum!

  11. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 8, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    This is such a cute and creative appetizer, Steph! I love the idea of a creamy chicken salad with a crunchy wonton cup!

  12. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — July 9, 2013 at 9:24 am

    This is such a neat way to eat chicken salad! I’d be tempted to try and shove the whole thing in m mouth

  13. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — July 9, 2013 at 10:03 am

    What an awesome idea, girl! I love chicken salad but only when it’s homemade–and highly seasoned–and low-fat! And the idea of putting them into crispy little wonton cups is purely brilliant. A perfect summertime lunch or dinner!

  14. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — July 9, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Love this idea!!! Want some soon!!!

  15. #
    cquek — July 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Wow, those look so delish!

  16. #
    Karly — July 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Oh my word, I can not even handle how much I love these! Chicken salad is one of my favorite summer meals!

  17. #
    Emily Smith — July 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Those are really impressive Stephanie!

  18. #
    Deanna — July 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    This great! I am going to showcase this on my Facebook page you are welcome anytime to post your photo and post links on it!

  19. #
    marcie@flavorthemoments — July 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I love chicken salad, and I’d love it better in these wonton cups. Excellent idea!

  20. #
    Francesca — September 16, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Greatest party food idea ever!

  21. #
    debbie m — December 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

    can not wait to try this, am a chicken salad pro, i always add chopped real small, red delicious apple, good with the celery flavor
    happy holidays to all


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