Southwestern Chicken Cups

I have been super busy these days..how about you all?  So, we had our kitty a couple of weeks back and the theme was Mexican and I made Southwestern Chicken Cups.  We took out chits to see who will make what and I got an appetizer.  Started scratching my head to see what can I come up with.  Then googled to see if something will interest me.

Southwestern Chicken CupsI couldn't set my mind on anything, so I asked a group of blogger friends to see if they have an idea.  Sonal gave me an idea of using wonton wrappers with chicken and make the cups.  I searched more and saw a few recipes online.  Adapted this recipe from www.kevinandamanda.com and a made a few changes.


I made the chicken mixture and took to it to my friend's house.  Assembled into my muffin pan right there so they don't get soggy.  To my surprise these came out delicious.  Everyone enjoyed it and I had a little bit mixture left, so I made a few after a couple of days.  They had more flavor and came out super yum.. Now lets see how I made these Southwestern Chicken Cups.

Ingredients:

  • 24-36 wonton wrappers
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken, (used fajita style frozen chicken strips)
  • 1 can sweet kernel corn, drained (can use frozen)
  • mix bell peppers (used frozen ones, you can use fresh)
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic & herb dash mix (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp red crushed pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • Cooking spray

Directions:

In a skillet, heat the olive oil.  Add onion and mix bell peppers and saute it for a few minutes.  If using frozen bell peppers, there will be a little water content.  Let that evaporate and stir every couple of minutes.  Once the water has been evaporated, add garlic.  Stir it for a minute and then add the cut chicken, paprika, cumin, salt, and mrs dash mix.

Mix it well and then add the black beans, jalepenos, crushed red peppers and corn to it.  After mixing everything together, do a taste test and adjust the spices if needed.   Saute for an additional two minutes.  Sprinkle cilantro which will add more refreshing flavor.

Once the mixture cools down, you can assemble the cups.  To assemble, in a muffin pan, spray generously.  Line the wonton wrappers.  Then add 1 table spoon of mixture and a little bit of mexican cheese. Then repeat the process one more time.

Pre heat the oven at 375 F.  Once it is preheated, bake it for 10-12 minutes until the edges are brown and cheese has melted.

Serve hot straight out of the oven with your favorite salsa or chipotle sauce, or just like that.

Southwestern Chicken Cups Do give it a try for your next together and let me know what you think.

If you enjoyed this recipe, drop me a comment below and share with your friends and family.

Happy Cooking!!!!

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Need an appetizer for a Mexican theme, try these Southwestern Chicken Cups which are semi home made and are quick n easy to put together.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 24-36 wonton wrappers
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken, (used fajita style frozen chicken strips)
  • 1 can sweet kernel corn, drained (can use frozen)
  • mix bell peppers (used frozen ones, you can use fresh)
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garlic & herb dash mix (optional)
  • ¼ tsp red crushed pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil. Add onion and mix bell peppers and saute it for a few minutes. If using frozen bell peppers, there will be a little water content. Let that evaporate and stir every couple of minutes. Once the water has been evaporated, add garlic. Stir it for a minute and then add the cut chicken, paprika, cumin, salt, and mrs dash mix.
  2. Mix it well and then add the black beans, jalepenos, crushed red peppers and corn to it. After mixing everything together, do a taste test and adjust the spices if needed. Saute for an additional two minutes. Sprinkle cilantro which will add more refreshing flavor.
  3. Once the mixture cools down, you can assemble the cups. To assemble, in a muffin pan, spray generously. Line the wonton wrappers. Then add 1 table spoon of mixture and a little bit of mexican cheese. Then repeat the process one more time.
  4. Pre heat the oven at 375 F. Once it is preheated, bake it for 10-12 minutes until the edges are brown and cheese has melted.
  5. Serve hot straight out of the oven with your favorite salsa or chipotle sauce, or just like that.

 

 

 

 

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