Chicken Enchilada Cups

April 1, 2013 by Ali

Easy Chicken Enchilada Cups |

Yes, yes, I know I’m obsessed with chicken enchiladas. And wonton cup appetizers. But I couldn’t resist sharing one more easy appetizer recipe with you that combines my love of both — these Chicken Enchilada¬†Cups!

That’s right! All of the goodness of chicken enchilada filling is baked inside these cute and crispy wonton cups, making the perfect quick appetizer that is guaranteed to disappear muy rapido at any party! I made this batch simply with chicken, cheese and my favorite homemade enchilada sauce. But you could also add in any additional beans, avocado, cilantro, or whatever else you may love with your chicken enchiladas. They are super quick and easy to make. And they are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or game day, or a casual party, or even a bridal shower….like the one that a bunch of us are hosting “virtually” today for my friend Julie!

Chicken Enchilada Cups |

I met Julie in person for the first time this fall when she graciously hosted a group of us traveling to food blogging conference in DC. But I have followed her food blog and her delicious recipes for years. Let me tell you, this girl can cook! And I love her stunning closeup images of the recipes she shares. You should definitely check out all of the great recipes on her site!

So I am happy today to join some fellow food bloggers in celebrating the fact that Miss Table For Two herself is about to get married to, well, the other half of her “two”! I had the chance to meet him when we were in DC, and saw that they definitely make the perfect couple. I am so excited that in a month they will be husband and wife!

So be sure to check out Julie’s blog to wish her happy knot-tying. And I have included a roundup of all the yummy virtual “shower” recipes that our group of bloggers are sharing today.

Chicken Enchilada Cups |

Chicken Enchilada Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: 24 wonton cups


  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, homemade or storebought
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • (optional additional ingredients: chopped green chiles, black beans, chopped fresh cilantro, diced avocado)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Press wonton wrappers into the cups of a mini muffin pan to form "cups", being sure that the edges to not fold in. Bake for 7 minutes, then remove.

Meanwhile, stir together chicken and enchilada sauce in a mixing bowl until combined. Portion the chicken evenly into the baked wonton cups until they are full. Sprinkle with a pinch of shredded cheese. Then bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the chicken is heated through. Remove and garnish with sliced green onions.

**If using the optional ingredients, you can either stir them into the chicken and enchilada sauce mixture, or you can use them as additional garnishes.

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Be sure to check out these other delicious recipes from Julie’s Surprise Bridal Shower!

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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56 thoughts on “Chicken Enchilada Cups

  1. Making these tonight for an appetizer party. Thank you for the inspiration!

    - Rick

  2. I think I might become addicted to these…

    - natalie @ wee eats

  3. Oh goodness me, these sound so tasty!

    - Kathryn

  4. Yum, these look fantastic :) I love adorable finger foods.

    - Nutmeg Nanny

  5. Fantastic little appetizer idea!

    - Tara @ Unsophisticook

  6. Wonton wrappers are my kitchen staple. I love them! The possibilities for finger foods are really endless.

    - Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)

  7. Love these little minis! Will be making this super simple recipe soon! Yummy!

    - Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life

  8. Your little enchilada cups are such a fun idea for a shower, love them! I have no idea how you got them to look so perfect, though. Mine always look much sloppier when I make them :)

    - Tracey

  9. These are too cute! I have been looking for a homemade enchilada sauce recipe and I am so excited to try yours!

    - Jessica@ Stuck On Sweet

  10. Oh boy would these ever disappear in a hurry! YUM!

    - Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

  11. Aww, those are too cute!

    - Alley @ Alley's Recipe Book

  12. I saw you on IGE and thought I would check your site out. I love this recipe and plan to make it soon. I wonder if I could just cut up some flour tortillas and use them?
    I would love to make this with what I have onhand.
    Awesome recipe!

    - debtgirl

  13. I am in love with these! I love wonton cups, and I love enchiladas. This is the perfect go to appetizer!

    - Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

  14. I love these so much Ali!! I’ve been craving nothing but Mexican lately (no I swear I’m not preggo) but these are speaking to me on a whole new level!! YUM!!

    - Megan {Country Cleaver}

  15. What a completely perfect munchie – and I’m loving the color and texture in your photos!

    - Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

  16. This is the best idea ever!

    - Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

  17. I heart you! These looking flipping delicious!!

    - Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

  18. These are awesome, Ali! Perfect shower food, too.

    - Cassie | Bake Your Day

  19. These look amazing Ali!

    - Angie

  20. Making. I don’t choose enchiladas because they are so soggy…but these look PERFECT!

    - Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

  21. These are so awesome, Ali! A must-make for my neighborhood happy hours. My friends would go nuts!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

  22. These are so darn cute, and they sound delicious! I never know what to do with leftover wonton wrappers, but this would be perfect! I will have to try making a vegetarian version :).

    - Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl

  23. I can not convince myself to mexican food, I know that I miss a lot. Maybe I just had too many bad experiences… Your enchiladas look so cute.

    - Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today

  24. LOVE the colors in your pics!

    - Lisa @ The Cooking Bride

  25. Okay I just hit my head trying to get to those ; )

    - Paula - bell'alimento

  26. These look so delicious and easy! These are a must make.

    - marcie@flavorthemoments

  27. Absolutely love these cups, Ali!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  28. I wish we were having a physical shower for her so I could eat all of these cups! They look so incredibly amazing! :D

    - Carla @ Carlas Confections

  29. Love these. How fun to pop an enchilada in your mouth whole, without guilt. :) Seriously, great recipe and Happy Bridal Shower to Julie.


    - Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet

  30. Can’t even tell you how happy these make me! They look unbelievable!!!

    Congrats to Julie, and so sweet of y’all to do this for her!

    - Marie @ Little Kitchie

  31. Oh my these look divine and congrats to Julie!!!

    - katie

  32. You know what… your obsession is working for you–go with it! :)

    These look amazing!

    - Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

  33. Who doesn’t love a mini anything? What a fun take on an enchilada and the biggest congrats to Julie!!

    - kelley {mountain mama cooks}

  34. What a fun nsurprise for Julie!! And these look killer!!!

    - carrian

  35. Mmmm, love this idea, Ali! I’m obsessed with enchiladas so this is riiiiiight up my alley. :)

    - Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

  36. I want these in such a serious way!

    - Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

  37. If we had this party in real life, I would have stolen your tray of appetizers. ;) These look so yummy! Now I’m craving enchiladas, yum. :)

    - Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

  38. What a fun little appie! These would be perfect for a bridal shower (congratulations, Julie!), Superbowl Sunday or just for an afternoon snack (all to myself, preferably).

    - Cookin Canuck

  39. These are so cute and OMG Ali I love what is them!! I need to make these!

    - Tieghan

  40. Girl, you know how much I love my Mexican food. These look KILLER and something I’d eat up way too fast. I’m so thrilled to have been able to hangout in Iowa with you as well as host you in DC. Gosh, I just heart you to pieces. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’ve loved your blog for years and I’m so glad we’ve been able to meet as often as we have. Thanks again!! My heart is so full!! xoxoxoxo

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  41. These look really delicious – great appetizers!!!

    - Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

  42. I’ve just made an executive decision that you need to make a cookbook book on all things bite sized!!!! Love, Your Manager :) xo (PS: These look insane!)

    - Liz @ The Lemon Bowl