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chicken tortilla cups on a white platter
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Chicken Tortilla Cups

Packed with flavor, these tasty bites are perfect at parties or just for snacking! Top them how you like them and dig in!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizers, chicken, chicken recipes, chicken tortilla cups, easy chicken recipes, finger food, grilled chicken, party food, tortilla scoops
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 176kcal



  • 24 tortilla chip scoops
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Tex-Mex blend or cheddar works well


  • Finely chop the chicken and mix it with the diced red onion, chopped cilantro, and shredded cheese.
  • Fill each tortilla chip scoop with a heaping tablespoon of filling. It will shrink so really mound it high.
  • Bake the tortilla chip cups in a preheated 350-F oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!


Chef Jenn's Tips

  • You can make this tasty appetizer recipe ahead of time. Mix the filling and keep it in the fridge until you're ready to bake them.
  • If you fill the cups ahead of time, you risk them getting soggy. I was able to re-crisp leftovers by toasting them in the air fryer for about 3 minutes on 400-F. But watch they don't burn!
  • Don't like cilantro? Skip it!
  • Want it spicier? Add a bit more chipotle powder or even some finely diced jalapenos to the mix.
  • This recipe makes 24 scoops - but it's easy to double or triple it to make as many as you need!


Serving: 4cups | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg