I spotted some wonton wrappers the other day at the grocery store and on impulse bought them. I have never used them before, but I keep seeing all these cute recipes on Pinterest that use them and I wanted to give them a try.
I was in the mood for some chicken parmesan. It seemed like a good idea in little cups. I did bake my cups before filling them up. I didn't want to be all soggy.
I bought chicken cutlets and they cooked up pretty fast in a skillet, so the prep work is not that bad.
I had a ton of fresh mozarella in the fridge that I needed to use. It taste so much better than the shredded one in the bag. We use it to make pizza all the time. Freshly grated parmesan would have be great too, but I didn't have any on hand.
I have not started to make my own pasta sauce yet, so this one is from a jar. Making my own fresh pasta sauce is on my bucket list, though.
Once it's time to put the cups together, it goes pretty quickly. Just fill and bake again for a few minutes. I topped off the Chicken Parmesan Wonton Cups with a little seasoned Panko. This gave it a breaded taste, but the Panko bread crumbs don't come out dry like regular bread crumbs.
You can top them with a little fresh basil before serving them. We ate some for dinner to try them out. My husband and daughter really liked them. The flavors of chicken parmesan are all there, the breading, the sauce, the cheese, and the chicken. The seasonings are just right and the crunchiness of the baked wonton cups just makes it seem like you are eating bread sticks with your meal. This recipe is a keeper. Perfect for Super Bowl game day or any party.
Chicken Parmesan Wonton Cups
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 23-25 minutes
Keywords: bake appetizer snack chicken mozarella cheese parmesan cheese wonton wraps Super Bowl American
Ingredients (48 servings)
- 1 package (12 oz.) wonton wraps
- 2-3 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 package (1 lb) chicken
- 1-2 pinches of salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasonings
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
- 1 cup pasta sauce (marinara or tomato/basil flavor)
- 6 oz. fresh mozzarella
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup seasoned Panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Line two (24 cavity) greased mini muffin tin with the wonton wraps, pressing down gently to mold the shape.
Place wraps in the oven and bake for 7 minutes, then remove and set aside.
In a medium skillet over medium heat, place oil and let warm up for 1-2 minutes.
Season chicken on both side with salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, basil and garlic. Add chicken to the pan and cook thoroughly. Approximately 5-6 minutes per side.
Remove from pan and set aside to cool slightly.
Chop fresh mozzarella into very small cubes. Then chop chicken up into small cubes also.
In a medium bowl mix together the chicken, pasta sauce, and Parmesan cheese until thoroughly combined.
With a spoon, evenly distribute the chicken mixture and the cubes of mozzarella into each wonton cup.
Sprinkle Panko bread crumbs over the chicken and cheese evenly distributing over each wonton cup.
Place the wonton cups in the oven and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before carefully removing from muffin tin.
Top with fresh basil if you like. Serve warm.