Monday, January 17, 2011

Coconut Mango Chicken Cups


Super Bowl is right around the corner, and after the popularity of my good friend Becky's Famous Football Stromboli we would like to share another favorite appetizer perfect for any game day.  Actually, with the cute little wonton cups and tantalizing tropical ingredients this appealing appetizer works equally as well on your Oscar Party table as it does on your tailgate!



Making their first appearance at a playoff game between our Chargers and Pittsburgh in 2009 (the Chargers fared as they always do and lost...) these little cups have since been seen at Halloween parties, New Year's Eves and simple summer gatherings.  Healthy ingredients come together to bring a taste of the tropics in easy to serve cups.  Essences of coconut, mango and a touch of curry have these sweet yet spicy little guys bursting with flavor!  Personally, I love the crunch of the toasted wonton cups and the slightly sweet mango chutney laced with lime.



Coconut Mango Chicken Cups

24 wonton wrappers
1 tsp grape seed oil (or other cooking oil)
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
1 Tbs grated fresh ginger (may sub 1 tsp dried ground)
2 cups cooked chicken, small dice
1 1/2 tsp curry paste (or to taste)
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/3 cup mango chutney
2 Tbs lime juice
salt to taste
cilantro to sprinkle

To make the wonton cups, press fresh wonton wrappers into mini muffin tins, pressing any folds firmly to the sides, and bake at 350°F for 5-10 minutes, until golden. Set aside to cool.

To make the filling, heat about a teaspoon of oil in a skillet and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute. Add the chicken, curry paste, coconut milk, chutney, lime juice and salt. Cook, stirring often, until bubbly and thickened. Cool slightly or chill before spooning into wonton cups.

Sprinkle with cilantro.

Makes 2 dozen cups.

49 comments:

  1. That's a great-looking Superbowl (or conference championship) appetizer! It's going on my list, for sure ...

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  2. This dish has just won the appetizer Superbowl! Loads of my favourite flavours in a delicious mini bite.

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  3. fabulous, I bet the flavor is just oustanding.

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  4. They look gorgeous, Kim! I'll eat that on any occasion!

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  5. I'm sure this appetizer would be appreciated at any dinner and get together. They are beautiful! I love how you made them in little cups. So convenient when you have guests!

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  6. Fab! Love the wonton cups, also the mango chutney, curry, coconut flavours. Delicious.

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  7. Those are just great! What a creative idea and I am sure the flavors are just fantastic!

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  8. I just starred this recipe- sounds awesome and looks so impressive!

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  9. Oh my gosh.....I'm definitely adding these to my favorites! They look and sound amazing.

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  10. You have to love a simple-to-execute yet stunning recipe like this. When I first looked at the picture I balked, thinking "whoa, this looks like more work than I'm interested in." But when I read through the post, I was astounded!

    Bravo, I can't wait to impress friends with this at my next party. ^_^

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  11. You have been rocking my food world lately! I made a stromboli on Friday night and it was awesome. Not quite as good-looking as yours-- but so tasty!!! Thanks for all these great recipe ideas!

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  12. You did an amazing job with those wrappers! And let's not get into what's inside of them ... delicious! Thanks for sharing - I need to be ready for DA BEARS! :)

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  13. These look yummy! I love all the ingredients..I will have to try them.

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  14. These look delicious! I would have to substitute the mango in mine since I can't eat it, but I will definitely be making this for the rest of my family. It has kind of an island feel to it - hurry up mango season.

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  15. Yum! I've been dying for more tropical fruit ever since I left Hawaii and this looks perfect! Thanks for the recipe!

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  16. These tropical bites look so good. I love the little wonton cups and tropical flavors. Great job! These will be at the Bears vs. Packers game party this coming Sunday! Go Bears!

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  17. Oh how I would gobble those up. What a perfect use for wonton cups. With that flavor combo, you won't have one left in the first quarter.

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  18. These are so pretty! Perfect for a party! Or even the girls over for lunch!

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  19. These are such a good idea, love it! I agree that these are not just good for a tailgate party-they're elegant enough for a fancier to-do. I imagine these would disappear quickly, Kim. Your game days sound AND delicous! :-)

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  20. I think just coconut mango chicken would be enough for me.. :)
    pictures look amazing :) i'm so hungry just looking at them

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  21. These are so creative! Awesome :)

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  22. AH! Now I have to make these! YUM! thank you so much!

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  23. those wonton cups look amazing!! What a perfect snack or appetizer for any occasion! Maybe for the superbowl you could make some buffalo chicken cups!!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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  24. They look soooo yummy!!! I wanted to pull them out of my screen and eat them!

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  25. Oh, perfect and flavorful. (Though why would I celebrate the Superbowl sans Patriots? =( ) Your party must be some party with these, though!

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  26. Oh Kim, these have my heart singing! They look so damn good! I want to make some now! Currently making cupcakes but, I think I shall add this to the Superbowl fare coming up really soon :-) I think it'll go great with a bowl of chili!

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  27. Beautiful! I will definitely have to try this one.

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  28. Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous and perfect for game day!

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  29. Great minds think alike! I made the mini cups from gyoza wrappers and they looked similar to these! They are adorable. Love the chicken version!

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  30. These look divine! What a fabulous idea. I will be making these soon.

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  31. These look amazing! I love the sweet, tart and savory flavors you included. Very fancy for Superbowl!

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  32. Yum! These look so delicious! What a great idea for a Superbowl party, definitely a nice break from boring old chips and salsa! ;)

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  33. Ohhh goodness me! These look divine!! This has been bookmarked and I can't wait to try this wonderful combo of flavors out!! Yum!

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  34. VERY tasty. I put only about 3/4 of a teaspoon of curry (red) paste and it was a decent level of spice. Also these would have made GREAT lettuce wraps - I thought the baked won-tons were pretty hard. Going to make this again!

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  35. Anonymous, I'm so glad you commented!! The lettuce wrap idea is perfect, I never thought of that, but I think I'll do that next time. I'm so glad you liked it!! This is actually one of my favorite posts since I started writing. Thank you!

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  36. This is brilliant! Such a great combination of flavours. Your house on game day is going to be awesome!

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  37. So creative! These little cups look so cute :) I've never used wonton wrappers this way before!

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  38. How cute is this idea! I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing. I am your newest follower!

    xo

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  39. These are gorgeous! I'm adding them to my menu for the week!

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  40. These are adorable and sound delish!! I love apps that you can just pick up and pop in your mouth!

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  41. If the Bears had won this weekend, I'd have made these in celebration at the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, my team will be sitting at home with their fuzzy slippers on instead of battling Pittsburgh in Texas. So, I'm just going to make them for myself and pout.

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  42. These sound amazing. You must have read my m ind - I've had wonton cups on my to-do recipe list for Superbowl. How funny. I'll be doing them a couple of different ways. Hope you don't thin I'm stealing from you :( But your recipe is amazing.

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  43. Wow these look fantastic!! YUM!

    My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at http://everydaysisters.blogspot.com every Sunday!. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share these or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.

    Ellen

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  44. Saw this on Pinterest... Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  45. Was looking for a cute, but quick dinner idea and found these li'l cuties. Thanks!

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  46. All of these comments say "looks" good. I wanna read comments from those that have made them. :(

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