I always love the idea of an appetizer-themed get-together. Work parties, parties with friends, picnic dinners with the family. All great times to sit down and eat a bunch of yummy appetizers. This month I got together with some of my favorite blogging friends to share appetizer recipes you can enjoy at your next party. These avocado chicken salad cups are healthy and easy to make.
I first had appetizer cups at a wedding reception and thought it was the best appetizer idea ever! They had BLT cups and caesar salad cups. So so good! I thought about recreating these but already had shredded chicken on hand. This recipe is so easy to put together and my kids loved them! I guess anything bite sized they think is intriguing because there’s no way they would have eaten chicken salad in a sandwich.
Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad Cups
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 2 avocados cubed
- juice from half of a lime
- 1/2 onion chopped, finely
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional: chopped cilantro and tomatoes
- 12 wonton wrappers
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cupcake pan with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray. Place a wonton wrapper in each cup. Bake for 5-10 minutes. Just depends on your altitude and how crispy you want them. Keep an eye on them because they can quickly get too crispy.
In a mixing bowl add all ingredients for the avocado chicken salad and mix. I like to keep my avocados a little chunky but if you prefer them to be smooth like guacamole you can mix those first. Place a spoonful in each cup and top with shredded lettuce for garnish (optional). You could also sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Funny story, I really wanted to have an appetizer ready for this fun blog hop but really didn’t want to get out of my pjs to go to the grocery store. I just used what I had on hand. Our wonton wrappers always last for many meals and I typically end up throwing them out because we never use all of them! I always have shredded chicken on hand for sandwiches or salads. There are so many different kind of appetizer cups you can create with wonton wrappers! Add hummus and a cucumber, BLT, Texas caviar. If you’re feeling really fancy add 7 layer dip ingredients!
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