Chicken Wonton Cups Recipe

These little “poppers” are a great way for my family to enjoy the taste of jalapeno poppers without all the fat and calories. I use simply use light mayonnaise and cream cheese to reduce the fat content. —Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio

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  • Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Yield: 36 Servings


  • 36 wonton wrappers
  • Cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced


  • Press wonton wrappers into miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Spritz wrappers with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 5-6 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the chicken, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, chilies and jalapeno. Spoon chicken mixture into cups. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until filling is heated through. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3 dozen.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts 1 appetizer equals 62 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Originally published as Chicken Wonton Cups in

Healthy Cooking
April/May 2012, p49

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