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EASY Chicken Salad Cups

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Chicken salad cups are the perfect bite-size appetizer that is a creamy homemade chicken salad, served in a crunchy phyllo cup. A chicken salad appetizer that is so easy to make.

Chicken salad appetizers

Chicken salad in a tart shell are one of my go-to quick 15 min appetizers to serve up to guests. It is a lot quicker than 15 minutes if you already have pre-cooked chicken.

If you don’t, it takes time to cook the chicken first. This chicken salad cup appetizer is popular, easy, and quick to prepare, it will leave your guests feeling satisfied! 

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Easy chicken appetizer
  • Mini salad bites great for entertaining guests
  • Can use store bought phyllo tart shells for quick prep
  • Great way to use leftover chicken
  • Affordable to make

How To Make Chicken Salad Cups

Step 1: Start by tossing your cooked and shredded or diced chicken into a bowl.

Step 2: Add in your pepperoncini, mayo, and Mrs. Dash and give a good stir.

Step 3: Then grab your phyllo shells and place the chicken in the phyllo dough!

Another great phyllo cup recipe is these fruit phyllo tarts or brownie phyllo cups.


If you are looking to make this recipe as a party appetizer, just make and store in the fridge. This is a great appetizer that you can whip up in no time.

Store any of your cups in the refrigerator in a covered dish. You don’t want to make too far in advance or it will sog up the phyllo cup appetizer.

Variations To Recipe

  • You can cook up some wonton cups in a muffin tin till golden brown to replace the mini phyllo cups. Just bake wonton wrappers at 350 degrees and spritz with a little oil to brown them up.
  • Top with cherry tomato or a sprinkle of green onions.
  • Essentially fill with any of your favorite fillings, just fill phyllo cups and serve.

chicken salad cupsCan You Make Chicken Salad Appetizers Ahead of Time 

If you want to make this chicken salad appetizer ahead of time, simply make the salad portion and place in the fridge wrapped up. Then right before serving, grab phyllo shells and fill them up to serve. 

If you allow your chicken to sit in the cups for too long, your phyllo can become a bit soggy, and it won’t taste as good when you go to serving it. 

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Chicken salad appetizers

Chicken Salad Bites

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy chicken salad bites that are the perfect bite-size appetizer for entertaining. Cold chicken salad stuffed into phyllo cups.


  • 2 Cups shredded or chopped chicken (you can use canned chicken)
  • 1/3 cup pepperoncini
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash table blend
  • 1 package phyllo shells


  1. Add your diced or chopped chicken to a bowl with all the ingredients except the phyllo.
  2. Give it a good stir then spoon the chicken salad into the phyllo cups.
  3. Serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

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