Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups

These Salsa Verde Chicken Cups first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor. 

Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups might just be the perfect bite!  Cheesy sweet heat juicy chicken packed into baked crispy, taco wonton cups topped with the option of creamy, sweet and tangy Mango Salsa!  These layered bites of yum make a fun, easy, satisfying dinner or a winning crowd pleasing appetizer everyone will gobble right up!

Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups

Honey Lime with salsa verde has always been one of my favorite flavor combinations ever!  I’ve used this dynamic duo in Slow Cooker Chicken, Enchiladas, tacos, and even Tortilla Soup.   I have even combined these ingredients with mango to make 30 Minute Chicken in Mango Verde Sauce (readers’ fav – read the reviews!), so to say I’m obsessed, would be accurate.  And when you are obsessed with something, you can’t get enough, so I’ve created these delectably adorable Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups so we can all eat more honey lime salsa verde!

Now, can I pause and thank the person who dreamt up baked wonton cups?  Every bit as addictingly crunchy as traditional wontons without the folding, sealing and frying and more crunch to filling ratio than tacos.  Foodie paradise.

These blink-and-their-gone Chicken Taco Cups are stuffed with my Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken that is irresistibly delicious all on its own and make these these Chicken Taco Cups an absolute cinch to throw together.   Once your dump and run chicken is cooked, it will take you all but 20 minutes from start to finish to make these Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups that pack a dynamic punch of texture, flavor and spice.

Showing how to make Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups by preparing the meat.

Simply bake the wonton wrappers in a muffin tin for 5 minutes, add your try-not-to-eat-it-all-before-you-stuff-the-cups-chicken filling, pile with cheese – as much or as little as you like depending on your cheesy desires –  and bake for 5-7 more minutes until the wontons are crispy and your cheese is oh so melty, cradling every nook and cranny of chicken filling.

Showing how to melt the cheese on the Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups

Next, the sweet heat cheesy chicken filling is crowned with your favorite taco fixings – lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole, mangoes, etc.  My personal favorite topping is Mango Guacamole as I find the velvety sweet and tangy creaminess the perfect cool and refreshing compliment to the crispy chicken taco cups and you make the mango guacamole while your chicken is slow cooking, making it even faster to throw these babies together!

Showing how to make the Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups by making the mango cream sauce.

And finally you get to inhale your Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups cup after cup after cup for crunchy,  juicy, sweet and spicy cheesylicious in bite…after bite…after bite…Foodie PARADISE...

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Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups - the cheesy sweet heat packed into these crispy, taco cups is so addicting and the mango guacamole is the perfect finishing touch! Whenever I serve these for an appetizer they get gobbled right up!

Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken Taco Cups

Servings: 24 taco cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

Easy Mango Guacamole

  • 1 large Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnishes

  • lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • Tomatoes
  • salsa
  • fresh lime

Instructions

  • Prepare Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken according to directions but add 1 can black beans to cook with chicken. Once cooked, drain off any excess liquid. Set aside.
  • While chicken is cooking, make Easy Mango Guacamole by adding all of the ingredients to a medium bowl EXCEPT mangoes. Mash guacamole to desired consistency then stir to fully incorporate sour cream and mayonnaise. Stir in mangoes. Season with salt and pepper and additional lime juice to taste. Refrigerate.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray the wells of 2 12-count muffin tins with non-stick spray. Press a wonton wrapper into each well and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Scoop about 2 tablespoons of Chicken into each wrapper and top with approximately 1 teaspoon cheese. Bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and wonton wrappers are crispy. Broil cheese until golden if desired.
  • Top taco cups with lettuce, Mango Guacamole and any other desired Taco Toppings and serve!

Notes

**This recipe makes enough chicken for 24 taco cups but you can definitely just make one batch (12) taco cups and use the remaining chicken for something else or freeze the chicken for another time.
**Total time does not include cooking the Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken as this will vary between individuals.

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4 Comments

  1. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Jen! I love using muffin cups for appetizers, sweet and savory! We sometimes have appetizer night where I prepare several things and that’s dinner. Kinda like tapas. I always have wonton wrappers in the freezer. I could definitely scarf down more than a few of these!

    • Jen says

      Hi Dorothy! What a fun idea to have a a whole dinner of appetizers! I have been tempted to do this at restaurants but never thought of doing it in my own home – love it – so happening! And I love that you are a muffin cup fan – they just make everything so cute and the perfect mini proportions!

  2. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says

    Wow, Jen! These sound ah-maaa-zing! I could see the men in my family practically inhaling them. Woooosh! They’d be gone. I can’t wait to make them they will be thrilled. xoxo

    • Jen says

      Hi Marisa, I love the word “inhaling’ as that’s what seems to happen with bite size morsels like these! I hope they love them in the process 🙂 xo