After three years of living in Texas, tacos have definitely become one of my favorite comfort foods. Really anything cheesy is a hit with me. After seeing a Tasty video for taco cup, I was inspired to make my own version – mini taco cups. I’ve made these cups for everything from dinner for two, Cinco de Mayo celebrations and even Super Bowl parties.
While Tasty uses beef, I prefer chicken. It’s my typical meat of preference, but you can use any kind you want. I can’t say with 100% certainty that this recipe would be good for fish, but you do you. The recipe below will make 15-20 mini taco cups depending on how full you stuff them so be sure to adjust it based on the number of mini taco cups you want. You can also add more ingredients like corn, beans, or additional meat.
For this recipe, the size of your cupcake tin matters. It needs to be a standard size. The larger tins are too big for the wonton wrappers + the mini ones are too small. You’ll spend more time cutting down the wrappers than actually making the dish. By the way, if you’re having trouble finding the wonton wrappers, it’s because they’re in the refrigerated area of the produce section – usually near the lettuce or broccoli.
Mini Taco Cups (Chicken)
These mini taco cups are the perfect dish to enjoy at home or share with friends. Customize them to fit your fancy.
- 16 ounces Ground Chicken
- 1 packet Instant Mexican Rice
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes (or Rotel)
- 1 1/2 cups Mexican-Style or Cheddar Cheese
- 1 packet Wonton Wrappers
- 3 tbps melted butter
- 1/4 cup sour cream
Pre-heat oven to 350º while browning ground chicken.
Mix chicken, one cup of cheese, tomatoes, and rice together in a bowl.
Spray cupcake tin with non-stick spray + place one wonton wrapper in each cup.
Place a tablespoon of chicken mixture into cup and cover with a second wonton wrapper. Add another spoonful of chicken mixture.
Use a basting brush to add butter to exposed wonton edges + sprinkle each mini taco cup with cheese.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are brown + cheese is melted.
Top with sour cream. You can also add hot sauce, cilantro, or Poncho's salad dressing.