Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes

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Looking for something different to serve for a snack?  Winter seems to be the time of year where most of us are trapped in the house with a case of the munchies.  The Girl Who Ate Everything has the solution!  These “cupcakes” can be made in a mini cupcake pan for bite size morsels or in a regular cupcake pan for a more substantial snack.   Not only are they yummy, the spicy hot sauce will warm you up!

Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes

Yield: 12 regular cupcakes or 48 mini cupcakes

 Ingredients
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce (Frank’s is the brand I like)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 24 wonton wrappers (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin very lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese, Ranch dressing, wing sauce and 3/4 cheddar cheese (save remaining 1/4 cup for topping). You can soften the mixture slightly in the microwave if needed to make it come together. Stir in shredded chicken.
  • Start layering your cupcakes. Begin with a wonton wrapper and press it into the bottom of each muffin tin. Spoon about a tablespoon of the chicken mixture. Top with another wonton wrapper and add another tablespoon of chicken mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and a little blue cheese.

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  • Bake for 18 minutes or until edges are brown. Check cupcakes after 10 minutes into cooking and if edges are browned cover the cupcakes with foil for the remaining cooking time. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. To remove, use a knife to loosen the edges then pop each cupcake out.

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  • For mini cupcakes: Cut each wonton wrapper into 4 squares. Layer wonton, about 1 teaspoon of filling, wonton, then another teaspoon of filling. Top with shredded cheese and blue cheese. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool slightly, then remove from pan.

Note: Wonton wrappers can be found in the refrigerated section of your produce section usually on a wall by the mushrooms, broccoli, and dressings. Just ask someone if they aren’t there.

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