Chicken Bacon Ranch Wonton Cups

These Chicken Bacon Ranch Wonton Cups are one of those great recipes to have when company arrives and you need a quick snack. They’re loaded with a creamy, cheesy filling with chicken. They come together quickly and if you love chicken bacon ranch flavors, you’ll love these wonton appetizers!

If you’ve never had a wonton cup appetizer, they’re crispy and have just the right amount of crunch. Pair them with any of your favorite appetizers and delight your family and guests.


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Once you try these Ranch Chicken Bacon Wonton Cups, you’ll want to keep a package of wonton wrappers in the fridge all the time! They’re super easy to make and you can change up the flavors and toppings to suit your tastes.

Do you ever just turn a few appetizers into a meal? We love doing that. When the kids were younger, we would have what they called ‘buffet night’ and made up a bunch of appetizers and charcuterie boards to go with our movie night.

If you’re looking for other game day appetizers, try my pepperoni pizza bites, Parmesan bread bites and Doritos chicken tenders. They’re all quick and easy to make and always crowd-pleasing.

Cooked bacon chicken ranch wonton cups.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • perfect appetizer for game days.
  • great make ahead -prepare the filling in advance and refrigerate for up to 48 hours.
  • delicious crispy wonton cups filled with a creamy chicken filling are the perfect wonton cup appetizers!

Ingredients & Substitutions

This recipe uses simple ingredients that you can typically find in the grocery store.

Labelled ingredients for chicken bacon ranch wonton cups.
  • wonton wrappers – you can typically find them in the deli section, freezer section and sometimes, the produce section in the grocery store.
  • shredded chicken – you can use rotisserie chicken or any cooked chicken.
  • cream cheese – softened at room temperature.
  • cheddar cheese – use mild or sharp cheddar or you can substitute with mozzarella cheese. We use shredded cheddar cheese and love the sharp for best flavor.
  • bacon bites – use bacon bites or cook some crispy bacon.
  • sour cream – we used full fat sour cream, or you can use a lightened up version.
  • ranch seasoning packet
  • fresh parsley – alternatively, you can top the wonton cups with chopped green onions.
  • optional toppings – blue cheese crumbles, crumbled feta cheese

Step by step instructions – How to make chicken bacon ranch wontons

You can find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this page. I’ve included some visual photos with the step by step instructions.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.

Wonton wrappers pressed into a muffin tin.

Place a wonton wrapper in each of the prepared muffin cup. Gently press down and to the sides to form a cup.
Bake in 350°F oven for 8 minutes. 

Filling ingredients for chicken bacon ranch wonton cups in blass bowl.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon and ranch dressing mix. Stir to combine.

Chicken mixture is added to the wonton cups in muffin tins.

Divide the mixture evenly among the wonton cups. 

Wonton cups are topped with remaiing shredded cheese and baon bits.

Sprinkle with extra cheddar cheese and bacon. 
Bake at 350°F for 7 seven minutes. Wontons corners will be golden brown.

Baked chicken bacon ranch wonto cups in muffin tins.

Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.

Storage Instructions

Store cooled wonton cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days.

How to Store Leftovers

Store the jalapeno wonton poppers tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

The cooked appetizers can also be frozen. Wrap the fully cooled wonton cups carefully in Press & Seal or plastic wrap, place in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 2 months.

Wonton cups filled with chicken bacon ranch.

Can I freeze wonton cups?

Yes, you can freeze wonton cups by placing the cooled small bites in an airtight container for up to two months. To reheat, thaw overnight then follow instructions for how to reheat wonton cups.

How Do You Reheat Wonton Cups?

Reheat refrigerated wonton cup appetizers in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes, or until heated through to the center, or in the air fryer at 325°F for 7 to 10 minutes.

What fillings can I put in wonton cups?

Try these tasty jalapeno popper wontons or these artichoke wonton wrappers for two scrumptious appetizer flavors!

You can put pretty much anything in wonton cups which is one of the reasons why they make such a great appetizer!

Wonton cups with beef taco filling are delicious. Add seasoned ground beef to the wonton cups, then top with cheddar cheese and cook. Top with your favorite fixin’s such as a dollop of sour cream, guacamole or salsa.

Close up image of chicken bacon ranch wonton cups.

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Chicken Bacon Ranch Wonton Cups


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These Chicken Bacon Ranch Wonton Cups is one of those great recipes to have when company arrives and you need a quick snack. They’re loaded with a creamy, cheesy filling with chicken. They come together quickly and if you love chicken bacon ranch flavors, you’ll love these wonton appetizers!

If you’ve never had a wonton cup appetizer, they’re crispy and have just the right amount of crunch. Pair them with any of your favorite appetizers for game day too!


Ingredients

12 wonton wrappers

1 cup shredded chicken

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (divided, setting aside 2 Tablespoons)

1/2 cup bacon bits (bacon pieces), (divided, setting aside 2 teaspoons)

1/3 cup sour cream

1 oz packet ranching seasoning

Fresh parsley for garnish

Cooking spray


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Spray muffin tins with cooking spray.  
  3. Add a wonton wrapper to each of the 12 muffin tins. Gently press down and to the sides to form a cup.
  4. Bake in 350°F oven for 8 minutes. 
  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, add the chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, bacon and ranch seasoning. Stir to combine.
  6. Divide the mixture evenly among the wonton cups. 
  7. Sprinkle with extra cheddar cheese and bacon. 
  8. Bake at 350°F for 7 seven minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.

Notes

Storage instructions: Store cooled wonton cups in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. 

Freezing instructions: Place the cooled small bites in an airtight container for up to two months. To reheat, thaw overnight then follow instructions for how to reheat wonton cups. 

Reheating instructions: Reheat refrigerated wonton cup appetizers in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes, or until heated through to the center, or in the air fryer at 325°F for 7 to 10 minutes. 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 wonton cup
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar: 0.5 g
  • Sodium: 280 mg
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.4 mg

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