Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups
These Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups feature creamy, mouthwatering buffalo chicken dip…in a bite-sized form!
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Buffalo chicken dip is just not safe around our house. In truth, anything buffalo’d is not safe in our house – but buffalo chicken dip is in a category by itself. Our go-to buffalo chicken dip recipe often appears when we’re entertaining friends or watching games, and it’s always a huge hit. Leftovers? What are those!?
The other day, I was sitting around thinking about buffalo chicken. (Do you ever do that? Maybe it’s just me…) I wanted to make buffalo chicken dip, but I wanted to serve it in a different way. That’s when it hit me. Wonton cups. Crispy little cups filled with creamy, mouthwatering buffalo chicken dip. Yum!
Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups
These Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups taste just like buffalo chicken wings…but in a much easier to eat form! We do love buffalo wings around here, but they’re messy to eat. Take those same flavors, put ’em in a dip and then serve ’em in bite-sized cups? Now that’s the kind of party appetizer I’m talking about!
If you ranked all of the appetizers in the world in one giant list, I suspect buffalo chicken dip would land somewhere near the top. It’s easy to make, and it’s always a crowd-pleaser! Well, we’re taking that one step further today by serving that dip in crispy wonton cups. These mini-cups are perfect finger food size.
What is Buffalo Chicken Dip?
Buffalo chicken dip is incredibly easy to make. The main ingredients are:
- Cream Cheese
- Ranch Dressing – You can use blue cheese dressing if you prefer!
- Hot Pepper Sauce or Buffalo Sauce
- Chicken – I typically use shredded, canned chicken, but this recipe works well with rotisserie chicken, too.
- Cheese – I always use a combination of sharp cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. The sharp cheddar adds so.much.flavor while the Monterey Jack brings the creamy texture that is perfect for dips. I often toss a handful of blue cheese into the dip as well.
That’s it. Put everything in a saucepan and heat it up until it’s hot. It’s amazing how something so incredibly easy can be so delicious at the same time!
Wonton Cups are also very easy to make. Grab a pack of wonton wrappers – they’re usually in the produce section at most grocery stores. Using a mini-muffin pan, push one wrapper into each cup. Bake ’em for about 8-10 minutes, and you’re all set. They’re a fun way to serve your favorite dips!
Whenever it comes to cheese, I always use Cabot. Their cheddar cheeses are absolutely fantastic! Some varieties are milder while others bring a more intense sharpness, but they’re all delicious. Cabot’s products are made from milk produced on family farms in New York and New England – in fact, Cabot is owned by those very same farmers!
When we lived in New York, I occasionally took my son over to visit one of the nearby Cabot farms. He loved seeing (and feeding) the cows, and he still talks about his ‘favorite cow.’ (Her name was Cupcake, btw. Cupcake the Cow.)
Even though we now live in Asheville, NC, I can still find Cabot cheeses in our local stores here. And every time I see a block of Cabot cheese, I think about Cupcake the Cow and how she loved to eat apples whole. Moo!
For these Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups, I used an equal mixture of Cabot’s Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese and Cabot’s Monterey Jack cheese. Whether I’m cooking with it or just eating slices on crackers, Seriously Sharp is my #1 go-to cheddar cheese. The bold sharp flavor in this cheese is absolutely delicious.
While Seriously Sharp brings the intense cheddar flavor, Cabot’s Monterey Jack brings the creamy texture. This milder cheese is tasty in its own right (try mixing it with scrambled eggs!), but it pairs incredibly well with Seriously Sharp. Seriously Sharp and Monterey Jack together are basically the Batman and Robin of the cheese world – bad guys beware!
If you’re looking for a delicious game day snack or an easy appetizer to serve when friends stop by, then put these Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups on the list. They feature all of the delicious flavors of buffalo wings…just in bite-sized form! Cheers!
Did you make a batch of these Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me (@Spicedblog) and Cabot (@CabotCheese) on Instagram – we’d love to see your version!
Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups
- 36 wonton wrappers
- 8 oz. cream cheese cubed
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- ¾ cup hot pepper sauce can use buffalo wing sauce
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 10-oz. cans chunk chicken, drained
- ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
- ½ cup chopped green onions plus more for garnishing
- 1½ cups shredded Cabot Monterey Jack cheese divided
- 1½ cups shredded Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar cheese divided
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- Press the wonton wrappers into the mini muffin cups. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until tops are lightly golden brown. Set pans on wire racks to cool.
- Meanwhile, using a medium saucepan, add the cream cheese, ranch dressing, hot sauce, black pepper and garlic powder. Place over medium heat, whisking often, until cream cheese has melted and mixture is smooth.
- Remove saucepan from heat and add chicken, blue cheese, green onions, 1 cup of Monterey Jack cheese and 1 cup of cheddar cheese; mix until well combined.
- Spoon chicken mixture into each wonton cup. Sprinkle remaining Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses on top.
- Bake for 4-6 more minutes, or until cheeses on top have melted.
- Garnish with additional chopped green onions before serving. Serve warm.
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Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use vegan cream cheese / mushrooms and vegan cheeses i never had buffalo chicken wonton cups before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work
Hey Ramya! Feel free to use any vegan substitutes you’d like here – I hope this recipe inspires you to make something fun!! 🙂
These are fabulous! Little bites of deliciousness.
These are (were) SO tasty, Mimi…and such a fun way to serve dips, too. Thanks!
These wonton cups look addictive, David! Love the cheesy, juicy, spicy chicken, in the crispy cups! Not only are these an ideal game day app, I’d gladly make a meal of them.
Those wonton cups are a fun way to serve all sorts of appetizers and dips. And when it comes to appetizers and dips? Well buffalo chicken dip has to be near the top of the list, right?? 🙂
I must admit that Buffalo chicken dip is not common at all in our house – in truth, anything Buffalo. (Yeah, I know you might not want to talk with me after this confession.)
But I can now see clearly that we’ve been missing out a lot, and I’ll going to make a batch of dip soon (just because I’ve never made it!)
And the versatility of the dip as you’ve demonstrated with these wonton cups, makes me thinking…
Savoury crepes stuffed with Buffalo chicken dip! (You know my thing for savoury crepes.) You should definitely try this – or better I’ll make a batch first and then ship you for the review and approval 🙂
Ah, Ben. I’m glad you’ve seen the error in your ways. If you like spicy food (i.e. buffalo chicken), then I promise you’ll love this dip. It’s cheesy, creamy and delicious! We normally use those extra-large Fritos for dipping into this dip…but this time I thought it might be fun to use baked wonton cups. And as far as your idea about savory crepes? You’re onto something there! You could drizzle the tops with buffalo sauce and sprinkle green onions over ’em. That would look cool…and taste great, too!
Lol, I don’t understand the concept of leftovers when it comes to buffalo flavoured foods either!! We really enjoy spicy food in our home and I just know that these buffalo chicken wonton cups would be a huge hit! Crispy, spicy, creamy, cheesy and seriously delicious. I would imagine I’d have to double the batch because they look too darn good.
Hah – leftovers are just not a thing when it comes to buffalo chicken ANYTHING in our house! 🙂 Buffalo chicken dip has been a favorite for years, but this new twist of serving it in baked wonton cups was really fun. And, yes, doubling the batch is highly recommended, Dawn!
What a great idea! I love that you could easily whip up a ton of these with little fuss for a party. Although good luck getting them to last long enough for the guests to arrive!
You said it, Jeff – it’s easy to whip up a whole tray of these! I had to seriously restrain myself when taking these photos…I wanted to eat the whole plate.
I have no idea what buffalo chicken is, but these look so very delicious david. I could go a few right now (it’s coming up to dinner time very soon) :=)
Ah – I forget that buffalo chicken isn’t a thing down there in Australia, Sherry! Well you know what? It needs to be! Can you guys get hot sauce (Frank’s Red Hot comes in big bottles here, and it’s what most folks use for buffalo chicken dip). If so, this could totally happen down there. And I promise it’ll go wild! Buffalo chicken dip is absolutely delicious. 🙂
The fact you list ranch instead of blue cheese as the first option saddens me Dave. Otherwise, yum!
Hah! I’m an equal opportunity dip supporter, Brian S! Want to have your mind blown? Mix blue cheese crumbles into ranch dressing. We call it “branch,” and it’s pretty fantastic.
These Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups look amazing! I love buffalo chicken dip, but serving it in these crispy wonton cups takes it to the next level.
Thanks, Raymund! I agree with you 100% – buffalo chicken dip is amazing by itself, and it’s really fun to mix it up with these crispy wonton cups!