Chicken Taco Cupcakes

These Chicken Taco Cupcakes aren’t your ordinary cupcakes. These savory biscuits are a great Mexican appetizer filled with taco meat, cheese, and all your favorite taco toppings. The kids love them too!

Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comNow this isn’t the first time I’ve made cupcakes that make you go huh? First, there were the Lasagna Cupcakes, then the Double Decker Taco Cupcakes, and don’t forget the Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes. No frosting here. Just savory goodness. You might find yourself craving these more than the sweet kind.
Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThis is a great way to use up leftover chicken. I simmered some chicken in a pan with some taco seasoning to get all the flavor infused. Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThe base of our cupcakes are biscuits. I didn’t want to use the big biscuits because I wanted it to be more about the chicken then a whole lot of biscuit with a tiny amount of toppings. So I used the small 7.5 ounce can with 10 biscuits in it. Press that into your muffin tin and top with your taco chicken. Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comCheese makes everything taste better. Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThen let everyone top their own.Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comSome of my kids left them plain and others added sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and onion. Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comThese reheat well too! Pop them in the microwave or in the oven for a couple of minutes.

Chicken Taco Cupcakes
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Serves: 10 cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso taco seasoning
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (less or more to taste)
  • 1 (7.5 oz) package refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole, salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and lightly spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a skillet, add the chicken, taco seasoning, and water. Stir together and cook over medium-high heat until the sauce has thickened and the water is gone.
  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle with lime juice to taste, about 1 tablespoon.
  4. While chicken is cooking, open biscuits and press each one into the bottom and up the sides of a muffin tin. Place about 1½ tablespoons of the chicken mixture into each biscuit. Divide the cheese evenly on top of the chicken.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and top with your favorite toppings.
Notes
This is a great way to use leftover chicken but if you want to cook your own chicken you can brown bite sized pieces in 1-2 tablespoons of butter. Once it’s cooked, add the taco seasoning and water as directed.

Don’t have chicken? Use leftover beef.
Chicken Taco Cupcakes - biscuits filled with taco chicken, cheese, and all your taco fixings. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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  1. That’s a brilliant idea! Nice looking and delicious snacks!

  2. What kind of pastry can be used instead of biscuits?

  3. Christy I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your recipes (and making them too!) for a few simple reasons. Your site is easy to navigate (i.e. read, print recipes) and it’s not cluttered with ads that are impossible to load, clogging up my computer. Your recipes have normal ingredients, with normal cooking/baking equipment and universal appeal (kids, adults). I read a lot of blogs (via Bloglovin’) and wish everyone would get it like you. If I ever decide to blog, you are my compass to doing it well. Have a great holiday season. Well done!

  4. My one- and three-year-old loved these. I make my own taco seasoning but followed the recipe otherwise. A great way to use up leftover meat!

  5. What a great idea and so fun for kids .

  6. Hey Christy
    Do you think these would be good if I made them the day before and just reheated them before the party?
    Thanks Lisa
    PS Love your site and recipes. I’m a smore’s cookie junkie.

  7. Hi Christy,
    Just found your blog. Love the name, Girl who ate everything.
    I want to make your Corn Souffle I prefer using fresh corn off the husk rather than canned. Your recipe calls for the liquid too, any change you know how much liquid would be in the can? I would substitute with milk unless you think water would be better. Thanks