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Chunky Chicken Salad Cups

A chunky chicken salad combined with tangy pickles, savory mushrooms, and creamy sour cream, all served in baked wonton cups.

Chunky Chicken Salad in Wonton Cups

Get ready for our delicious chunky chicken salad served in crispy wonton cups. This salad recipe is a delightful combo of shredded, cooked chicken breast and a crunchy mix of marinated mushrooms and baby dill pickles. Tied together with a dollop of sour cream, this salad is not just hearty but also brimming with layers of flavor.

These chicken salad wonton cups are not just delicious but also fun to eat! They make for an impressive appetizer or a light meal, and their compact size makes them perfect for any occasion.

Preparation Steps for Chunky Chicken Salad

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with baking spray, pop in your wonton wrappers, and bake them until for 5 to 7 minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. While they’re baking, get going on your chunky chicken salad. Mix the shredded chicken, marinated mushrooms, and baby dill pickles in a bowl. Add some sour cream and give it a good stir.
  3. When the wonton cups are done, heap them full of the chicken salad. And there you go – a tasty snack ready in no time!

Tips and Variations

  • Cooked Chicken: If you don’t have time to cook and shred chicken, feel free to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. It’s a great time-saver and adds a lovely flavor to the salad.
  • Wonton Wrappers: Keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven. They can go from perfect to burnt quite quickly. Also, ensure to press them well into the muffin tin so they take the shape of a cup properly.
  • Make Ahead: You can prepare the chicken salad mixture a day in advance and store it in the fridge. Just fill up your wonton cups before serving to keep them crispy.
  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with different ingredients in your chicken salad. Things like celery, red onion, or even a little bit of cayenne pepper can add an extra layer of flavor.

Remember, recipes are just guidelines. Don’t be afraid to make it your own and have fun in the kitchen! 😉

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Chunky Chicken Salad Cups

Katerina | Diethood
A hearty chicken salad combined with tangy pickles, savory mushrooms, and creamy sour cream, served in baked wonton cups.
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 12
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 12 Wonton Cups
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken breast, cooled
  • 1 cup chopped marinated mushrooms, you can also use canned mushrooms or fresh, sauteed mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped baby dill pickles
  • 8 ounces sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F
  • Grease a 12-cup cupcake/muffin pan with baking spray.
  • Place wonton wrappers in the prepared cupcake pan, fitting it around the insert to make a "cup".
  • Bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until light golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the chicken salad by combining all the ingredients in a bowl; mix well.
  • Remove the wonton cups from the oven and let them cool.
  • Fill the baked wonton cups with chicken salad, and serve.


  • Chicken: If you are short on time, grab a rotisserie chicken from the store.
  • Wonton Cups: Watch them in the oven – they can burn fast. Push them into the muffin tin to get the right shape.
  • Prep Ahead: Make the chicken salad a day early and put it in the fridge. Add it to the wonton cups when you’re ready to serve.
  • Mix It Up: Try new things in your salad, like celery, red onion, or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • Serving: They’re great party starters or a quick lunch. Pair them with soup for a full meal.


Serving: 1 wonton cup | Calories: 101 kcal | Carbohydrates: 6 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 29 mg | Sodium: 163 mg | Potassium: 122 mg | Fiber: 0.3 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 150 IU | Vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 32 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

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64 comments on “Chunky Chicken Salad Cups”

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    Shadi HasanzadeNemati

    I love how easy this recipe is and how you use sour cream instead of tons of mayo! I love my chicken salad with sour cream, too!

  2. Can anyone tell me if the wonton cups get soggy with the chicken salad in them? Thinking of making them for a get together tomorrow night, but it seems like if I made them ahead of time the cups would get soggy.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Sue! If you leave the chicken salad inside for too long, the bottoms will definitely get a bit soggy. If possible, I would just wait to fill the wonton cups with the chicken salad until it was a bit closer to serving time.

  3. I’m broke, so wherever I can get the most bang for my buck is where I’d choose!

    Probably Target, since I could get ice cream *or* an ice-cream maker, depending on how lazy I feel when I win! 😀

    Just teasing. I’ve already got the $100 planned out – I need a nice heavy-bottomed soup pot to replace the thin hand-me-down I’m using!

    Thanks for the chance!

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

    World Market!!!
    If I chose Target I would probably buy boring things like laundry soap and awesome sprinkles. Wait, what?
    Still World Market though.
    Sometimes they have awesome sprinkles, too.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      I love World Market! And Target…and Anthro…and HomeGoods! It’s a good thing I can’t enter my own giveaways! 😉

  5. This is a tough choice. Either Homegoods because a coffee table is all that’s keeping me from having a complete living room or Target because there’s nothing you can’t get at Target!

  6. If i won…i would pick target. I love that place. Great stuff at very reasonable prices 🙂
    Ps: it’s been a while. Hope you are doing well hun 🙂

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    Susan Christy

    I would choose Target – I always need stuff from there. Now if I could just get past the dollar bins without putting 10 things in my cart.

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    Averie @Averie Cooks

    Wow this is an amazing giveaway! Great idea!

    I would pick Anthro – but Target and homegoods aren’t too shabby either!

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