Looking for a fun way to spice up tacos? These taco cups are perfect for a party snack, a fun lunch, or even dinner! Your kids are sure to love these bite-sized (or almost bite-sized) tacos wrapped up in a wonton wrapper!
These taco cups have all of the components of a taco, such as chicken, black beans, corn, and cheese, but lined with a wonton wrapper and cooked in a muffin tin. They are so easy to put together, even your kids can help with this one!
Ingredients Needed for Taco Cups:
- Cooked chicken
- Black beans
- Chili powder
- Onion powder
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Wonton wrappers
- Avocado and sour cream (for toppings)
How to Cook Taco Cups
To make taco cups, start by mixing together the filling. Firstly, rinse the black beans. Next, add the black beans, corn, chicken, onion powder, and chili powder to a large mixing bowl. You can even add some fresh cilantro to give it even more flavor.
Be sure to use already cooked chicken. If you want to make these taco cups even easier, either buy a rotisserie chicken and shred, or you can even buy cooked rotisserie chicken already taken off the bone for you! There are a lot of cooked chicken options out there nowadays to save you time in the kitchen!
After making the filling, it’s time to assemble the taco cups. Spray the muffin tin with non-stick spray, then place 2 wonton wrappers in each muffin cup (so that the two overlap to completely cover the muffin cup).
Lastly, add the taco cup filling to the muffin tin, dividing it evenly between the 12. Now top each one with cheddar cheese and they are ready to cook!
Taco cups are the perfect make-ahead meal, so from this point you can cover and pop into the fridge until you are ready to cook. You can also check out our other easy, make-ahead dinners on our 5 Dinners 1 Hour meal plan page!
Once you are ready to cook the taco cups, bake them in a preheated oven at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown on the edges.
Getting the Wonton Wrappers Crispy
One trick for getting the bottoms of the taco cups to crisp up: Before you add the wonton wrappers to the muffin tin, lightly spray each side with some non-stick spray, then add the filling. This extra oil will help the wrappers to crisp up, so that you don’t have soggy bottoms (no one wants a soggy bottom! Lol).
How Do I Store Leftover Wonton Wrappers?
Wonton wrappers often come in packages of 50 or more, so you will likely have some leftover after making these taco cups. The good news is, wonton wrappers freeze beautifully, so cover them tightly and pop them into the freezer until you want to use them again. Be sure to let them thaw completely before handling them again, otherwise they will tear easily. I like to thaw mine directly on the granite, because that always seems to thaw them faster.
Print the Taco Cup Recipe!
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- 3 C cooked cubed chicken from deli rotisserie
- 1 T chili powder
- 1 t ground cumin
- 1 t onion powder
- 1 can black beans drained
- 8 oz frozen corn
- 1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
- 24 wonton wrappers or flour tortillas
- 6 C salad greens
- 2 avocados
- 1 C sour cream
- Add the first 6 ingredients to a large bowl, stir to mix.
- Spray 12 count muffin tin with non stick spray. Place 2 wonton wrappers in each cup, pressing up the sides. If using flour tortillas, cut into 4 inch circles or squares.
- Scoop chicken mixture into each wonton. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover with plastic wrap.
- Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes or until wontons are golden and centers are warm.
- Garnish with sour cream and avocado.
- Serve with green salad.
On Cooking Day
*for crisper wonton bottoms, cook unfilled for 10 minutes, fill, then continue as directed in recipe.
Also, check out these other recipes perfect for a party!
- Walking Frito Pie from 5 Dinners 1 Hour
- Spicy Buffalo Meatballs from 5 Dinners 1 Hour
- Hallelujah Ham Loaves from Save Room for Dessert