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Chicken Enchilada Cups

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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!

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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.

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Chicken Enchilada Cups

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 24 wonton cups 1x


Chicken enchiladas go bite-sized!


  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. **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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70 comments on “Chicken Enchilada Cups”

  1. 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!)

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

  3. 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

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

  5. 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).

  6. 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. :)

  7. I want these in such a serious way!

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

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

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

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

    These look amazing!

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

  13. 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!

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


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

  16. Absolutely love these cups, Ali!

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

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

  19. LOVE the colors in your pics!

  20. 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.

  21. 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 :).

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

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

  24. These look amazing Ali!

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

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

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

  28. 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!!

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

  30. 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!

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

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

  33. 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 :)

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

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

  36. Fantastic little appetizer idea!

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

  38. Oh goodness me, these sound so tasty!

  39. I think I might become addicted to these…

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

  41. Can these be made with flour tortilla cups instead? Will they hold up well?

  42. Can you advise me how to save wonton wrappers? My store seems to sell them in a large stacked package and if I try to keep the ones I have not used they seem to dry out or if I freeze them they are stuck together and break when I try to separate them. Any tips would be appreciated. 

    • Oh man, they’re tough to preserve once they have been opened. I usually just keep mine in the package and wrap them tightly in plastic wrap once they have been opened. Hope that helps!

  43. Do you think these can be assembled early, and refrigerate until baking?  Will they be tasty is served at room temperature or kept warm in a chafing dish?  They look perfect for a large Mother’s Day cocktail party we are hosting.  Thank you

    • Hi Suzanne! Yes, we think that should be fine for a good chunk of the day (but overnight or longer might make them soggy). We would definitely serve them warm. Maybe cover them with foil and keep them in the oven (once you’ve turned it off), if you’re going to eat them in the next hour or so. We hope you enjoy!