Chinese Chicken Salad Wonton Cups. Wonton wrappers baked in a muffin tin and stuffed with the BEST Chinese Chicken Salad – chicken, romaine, carrots, peanuts, cilantro, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and more! Quick, easy, healthy, and delicious! Great as a light appetizer or as an on-the-go lunch!
Today’s recipe is sponsored by our friends at StarKist!
Chinese Chicken Salad Wonton Cups.
You read that right.
Wonton wrappers baked in a muffin tin and stuffed with the BEST Chinese chicken salad.
They’re light, they’re crunchy, they’re tangy, they’re healthy, and oh yeah, they’re absolutely DE-LICIOUS.
What’s not to love?
More than anything, I get requests for quick, easy, healthy, portable lunches from you guys!
My go to?
“But Jennifer, salads are BORING”.
But not today, my friends! Today’s “salad” recipe is anything but boring.
Let’s start with the vessel . . . aka . . . wonton cups:
- Bake ’em in a muffin tin for 8-12 minutes (depends on what brand you’re using).
- Set them aside until you’re ready to eat!
Next up, today’s protein MVP: StarKist Chicken Creations Ginger Soy. Helllllooooo 10 grams of protein per pouch.
Now, I’m sure when you think of StarKist, you think tuna, but now StarKist offers even MORE protein options including salmon and, yep, you guessed it, chicken!
Honestly, any of the StarKist Chicken Creations flavors are GREAT for busy folks on the move – tear, eat, and go! – but today, we’re using the ginger soy flavor to really amp up the flavor and protein in our Chinese chicken salad.
Lastly, the Chinese salad:
- Whisk together your dressing:
- Seasoned rice vinegar
- Soy sauce
- Sesame oil
- Garlic powder
- Ground ginger
- Mix together your salad:
- Shredded carrots
- Green onion
- Mix the two together using as much or as little dressing as you like, then season with salt, if necessary.
Now. To assemble!
- Fill each wonton cup with 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of the StarKist Chicken Creations Ginger Soy.
- Top with the prepared salad.
- Garnish with sesame seeds.
These Chinese chicken salad wonton cups are just too good!
They’re SO crisp from the wonton cups, packed with flavor and protein from the chicken, and I’m literally OB-sessed with that tangy dressing and flavorful, crunchy salad.
Enjoy these as a light game day appetizer, quick dinner, or on-the-go lunch.
You can’t go wrong!
Do you want more healthy lunch-y/lighter apps/dinner recipes like this? Show Me the Yummy!
- 24 wonton wrappers
- 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 cups roughly chopped romaine lettuce
- 2 stalks celery finely diced
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 2 green onion thinly sliced (just white and light green part)
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 cup salted roasted peanuts chopped
- salt to taste
- 4 (2.6 oz) pouches StarKist Chicken Creations Ginger Soy
- Sesame seeds for garnish
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Take two wonton wrappers in your hand. Lay them directly on top of each other. Take the top wonton wrapper and turn it 90 degrees, so the corners are all facing opposite directions.
Place in one muffin tin slot and press down gently. Repeat with remaining wontons.
Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Keep an eye on these to make sure they don’t burn.
- Remove from muffin tin and set aside to cool.
- Place vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, garlic powder, and ginger into a small bowl.
- Whisk until fully combined. Set aside.
- Place romaine, celery, carrots, green onion, cilantro, and roasted peanuts into a large bowl.
- Toss with desired amount of dressing (you’ll definitely have leftover dressing).
- Taste and season with salt, if necessary.
- Fill each of the cooled wonton cups with 1/2 - 1 tablespoon StarKist Chicken Creations Ginger Soy.
Top with salad and garnish with sesame seeds.
- Enjoy immediately!
- Store leftover dressing in the fridge.
- Assemble these right before serving to prevent sogginess.
- Want to make these in advance?
- Bake the wonton wrappers and store them at room temperature in a sealed container.
- Make dressing and store in the fridge.
- Make the salad and store in a separate container in the fridge.
Thanks again to StarKist for sponsoring today’s post!