Curried Chicken Salad Cups


Wonton wrappers are for more than just eggrolls and wontons.  They can be filled with virtually anything tasty, BBQ pulled pork, Curried Lamb Stew, but for this appetizer, I decided to fill the wonton cups with some Curried Chicken Salad. 





  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • cooking spray
  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • water
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp celery seed
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh dill and parsley
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped gherkins
  • small pinch of sugar
  • 1 tsp white wine venegar


Directions: curriedchickensaladcups2

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray liberally, and gently place a wonton wrapper into the cup of each muffin tin.  Spray each wonton wrapper with cooking spray gently.  Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, place the chicken with 1/2 cup of wine and enough water to cover the chicken, and bring to a boil.  Simmer for about 5 minutes, and then set aside for an additional  15 minutes to let the chicken absorb the hot water and wine.  It will result in moist, delectable chicken breast. 

When the chicken breast has cooled, chop into small bite-sized chunks. 

In a bowl, combine the mayonaise, dijon mustard, shallot, onion, cayenne pepper, curry powder, celery seed, herbs, salt and pepper, gherkins, sugar and vinegar until well incorporated.  Combine with the chicken and refigerate for about 20 minutes. 

Spoon a small amount of the chicken salad into the wonton cups, top with a bit of chopped dill, and serve.



  • comment-avatar
    Mamafi May 7, 2011 (10:36 am)

    I was looking for something to do with my leftover wrapper skins. I am salivating, as I write.
    Thank You

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    Liz February 1, 2013 (2:10 pm)

    Hi Laura,
    Just wondering are using a mini muffin tin or a regular size muffin tin? would I cut the wonton wrappers in half if using a mini muffin tin? Thanks Liz

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    Liz February 1, 2013 (2:22 pm)

    Hi Laura,
    I was wondering if that is a typo 425* oven for 15 mins I’m not that experienced with wonton wrappers but I thought that was a very hot oven for 15 mins. Mine burnt to a crisp…I threw those away and tried baking at 375* oven for 6 mins they came out nice and golden and crisp. Thanks Liz