Honey Garlic Chicken Wonton Cups

Today has been a busy day. J’s uncle passed away and she left, with most of her siblings, for a 3 1/2 hour trip to where the funeral was held. Saturday is also a day packed with all three of our kids playing hockey in the morning. All three played well, but it was a memorable day for B as he scored his first goal. He has become a stronger player as the season has progressed and it was great to see him score one today. To celebrate we went to McDonalds, just like we did when E scored his first goal earlier in the year. On top of all this, today was E’s birthday. Since J was at the funeral for the day, we did the family celebration last night and he got his presents and had cake and ice cream. Tomorrow I will post some pictures of the cake I made along with the birthday boy.

This recipe is part 3 of our wonton cup dinner from earlier this week. Knowing that J would not be a fan of the very spicy Buffalo Chicken Wonton Cups with Blue Cheese Mousse, I decided that I needed to make something that was far milder. I had half a jar of honey garlic sauce in the fridge and, POOF, these were created. These are the easiest of the wonton cups to prepare and are just a few ingredients. That in know way means that they are low on flavor. Any fan of honey garlic chicken will love these wonton cups. I used store bought sauce but have also made my own for chicken wings. Here is the link to my honey garlic sauce recipe. I wish I had some green onions in the fridge to use as a garnish. Instead I used some fennel fronds from the salad we had as a side dish.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cups
Author Steve Cylka


  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast , cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup honey garlic sauce
  • 4 green onions , thinly sliced (optional for garnish)


  • 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.
  • Stir the chicken with the honey garlic sauce in a bowl and heat in the microwave for just a couple minutes (may vary depending on the microwave). This is just to warm the chicken and the sauce as the chicken is already cooked.
  • Spoon some honey garlic chicken into each wonton cup. If desired, top with a few slices of green onions.
  • 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.


  1. Your wonton cups look great. So sorry to hear about Janna’s uncle. And congratulations to Ben on his goal!

  2. I really love your wonton cup series! Congrats to your son for making his first goal 🙂 Condolences to your wife on her Uncle… 🙁 You’re a great dad holding down the fort for her and cooking such wonderful food too. 🙂

  3. What a great party appetizer idea! I’m still hunting for wonton wrappers. Wish I could make these!

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