Buffalo Chicken Cups

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I have mentioned before that my family likes to have a monthly appetizer night – when our entire dinner is a variety of different appetizer delights. Our most recent app night, I made these Buffalo Chicken Cups and they were the first thing gone out of all of the things I made. They have just the right zingy spice from the buffalo sauce and cooling from the cream cheese and ranch. Loaded with both cheddar and bleu cheese – it is such a powerful little bite!

Buffalo Chicken Cups

These would be great to bring to a picnic, bbq or potluck. They travel well, just make sure that they get to cool all the way through on a wire rack. If you leave them in the muffin pan or on a plate, the bottoms get a little soggy. And no one likes a soggy bottom, right? If you transfer them over to wire rack, they stay firm and crispy. If you cannot find wonton papers (check in your produce department, often near the fresh herbs), you could also use some puff pastry or phyllo cups from the freezer section. You just might have to precook those before filling them up. The wonton wrappers are so thin, that they cook through at the same rate as the filling.

Buffalo Chicken Cups

My go to for buffalo sauce is definitely Frank’s Red Hot – it has just the right heat level and the perfect vinegary tang that you want from a hot wing. You can use whatever hot sauce you prefer. I also prefer Toby’s Family Foods Ranch Dressing – but I know it is not available nationwide. It is one of those dressings you find in the refrigerator section of your produce department. I find those types of dressings to be more flavorful. You can also make your own with my Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Cups

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Buffalo Chicken Cups

A delicious appetizer, lunch or pot luck recipes – with spicy buffalo sauce and cream cheese!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken, buffalo sauce, cheddar, Chicken, cream cheese, wonton, wonton cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cups

Equipment

  • 2 Muffin Tins

Ingredients

  • 24 Wonton Wrappers
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • ½ cup Ranch Dressing
  • ½ cup Buffalo Chicken
  • ½ cup Bleu Cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • Cooking Spray

For the Chicken

  • 1 lb Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder

Instructions

  • Add chicken ingredients to sauce pan over medium-high heat. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and shred.
  • Preheat oven to 425 deg. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Place a wonton wrapper in each cup, pressing into the cup.
  • In a bowl, combine cream cheese, ranch dressing, shredded chicken and bleu cheese. Portion chicken mixture into each of the wonton cups.
  • Sprinkle each cup with cheddar cheese and parsley. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Serve while still hot.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

5 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Cups

    1. Estelle Forrest – I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. Cooking is a huge part of my life. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me but to the people I care about.
      Estelle Forrest says:

      Great idea!

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