Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups with a Blue Cheese Mousse

I have come to a realization. What I am about to share with you is so profound, it may shake your whole understanding of food and possibility impact the course of your life. I am somewhat afraid to share this with you as the information is so earth shattering it may cause a rip in the space time continuum. There is no way I could keep this knowledge only to myself though – it must be shared so that you and everyone else in the blogosphere can experience what I have.

Are you ready?

You sure?

Do you think you can handle it?

Okay here goes…

Buffalo sauce makes everything better!

You may be tempted to chuckle to yourself and think that Steve has lost it. Just last week he put mango hot sauce on ice cream. I urge you not to sluff this information off. Do not disregard it as the blubbering of some wacko in Toronto. What I say is true… Everything is better with buffalo sauce!

Take these little bite size beauties. These buffalo wonton cups are outstanding, the buffalo flavor is awesome and goes great with the crunch of the wonton!  My family is nuts for wonton cups lately. The kids just love them and I have been wanting to try some different fillings. Tonight I made three new kinds and these buffalo chicken cups are the first I get to share with you. The blue cheese mousse is rich and smooth and adds a creaminess to the wonton cup.

Try these and I am sure you will agree with me – Everything tastes better with buffalo sauce!

It is possible to use precooked and cubed chicken breast. It would work out just as well and would make this dish even simpler!

Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups with a Blue Cheese Mousse

These wonton cups are filled with a spicy buffalo chicken and topped with blue cheese mousse. These are easy to make and are the perfect appetizer or party food.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo, Canapes, chicken, wonton
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24 cups
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 3 chicken breasts , boneless and skinless
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese , softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Brush one side of a wonton wrapper with 3 tbsp oil and press, brushed side down, into a mini muffin tray forming a cup. Do this for all 24 wonton wrappers. Bake in a 350F oven for 10-12 minutes. The wrappers will crisp up and start to brown. Let cool completely.
  • With an electric mixer, beat the blue cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth and creamy with no lumps. Place in the fridge until needed.
  • Coat the chicken breasts lightly with the remaining oil. Bake on a broiling pan or baking sheet in a 350F oven for 20-30 minutes. The chicken should be fully cooked. Let the chicken cool and cut into small, 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Make the buffalo sauce by melting the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the hot sauce, ketchup, garlic powder and black pepper. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Toss the chicken with the buffalo sauce until evenly coated.
  • Spoon some of the buffalo chicken into each wonton cup. Top with some blue cheese mousse.
  • Serve warm.

 

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

22 comments

  1. Looks delicious! Buffalo style chicken in a crispy baked wonton, sounds perfect.

  2. I absolutely love this presentation. Beautiful enough for a cocktail reception. Kudos!

  3. Love how you plated these! Look absolutely fabulous. 🙂

  4. Great flavors in these wonton cups! Also, even if they taste half as good as they look they would still be a winner in my book. Yum!

  5. These wonton cups sound fantastic, Steve! I’m going to pin this and try next time I need an appetizer!

  6. These just skyrocketed to the top of my to do list! Think I’ll try and make them this weekend…on the BGE of course. Thanks for the idea.

  7. Oh my goodness! These look like tasty little pieces of heaven! I totally agree with you – I practically carry around Frank’s in my purse. And a blue cheese mousse?!?! I never knew blue cheese could be so fancy!

  8. oh, yeah buffalo sauce makes everything better… and this blue cheese MOUSSE??? oh my. pretty sure I need that right now too.

  9. ha!i couldn’t agree more – buffalo sauce *definitely* makes everything better. i do have to add – this is probably the most elegant presentation of buffalo chicken that i’ve ever seen. nicely done!

  10. Love everything about this! Buffalo chicken, mini individual servings, and crispy wonton cups! Great job Steve!

  11. Oh wow, these look wildly delicious!! Too bad I didn’t know about these for the superbowl! I think they would have been a huge hit!

    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Oh man, looks delicious! I love all things blue cheese, and a mousse sounds like a great application.

  13. These would never make it to a party…I’d eat them ALL before the guests arrived

  14. You are absolutely right. Everything tastes better with buffalo sauce. For me the hotter the better. I really like those wonton cups, cool idea.

  15. You have just revealed kryptonite to the devil. I hate frying things. It gets everything oily and yucky! But now that i know wanton skin can be “baked”, oooo….I’m going to gain weight for sure 😉

  16. i just finished making these. thanks so much for the recipe! i’ll definitely be making these again!

  17. These look super delicious! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

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