Go Back
+ servings
Southwestern Chicken Wonton Cups on a white serving tray.
Print Recipe
5 from 10 votes

Southwestern Chicken Wonton Cups

Southwestern Chicken Wonton Cups are a fun, easy-to-make appetizer or snack. They are made with chicken, corn, black beans and spices to create a very flavorful, enjoyable experience and are perfect for entertaining, as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Chicken
Servings: 36 wonton cups
Calories: 62kcal



  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. 
  • Line the muffin pan with wonton wrappers to form the cups. Bake for 5 minutes, remove from the oven and set aside.
    36 wonton wrappers
  • Season the chicken with salt, pepper, chili powder and cumin.
    1 pound chicken, salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Stir in the black beans, corn, and half of the cheddar cheese. Cook until hot and melted.
    1 cup black beans, 1 cup corn, 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Add about a tablespoon of the chicken mixture to each wonton wrapper.  
  • Top each cup with a pinch of the remaining cheese and return to the oven for 5-7 minutes until the wonton wrappers just start to turn light brown.
    1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Garnish with the fresh cilantro.
    1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
  • Serve warm.


Tips and Techniques

  • You can use Taco Seasoning instead of chili powder and cumin, if preferred.
  • These wonton cups taste great with sour cream or cilantro lime crema.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If unfilled, store extra wonton cups at room temperature. Consume within 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg