Cheesy Chicken Lunchbox Muffins

Cheesy Chicken Lunchbox Muffins
Staff Writer
Jerry Errico

Cheesy Chicken Lunchbox Muffins

I used to walk right by the wonton wrappers in the produce section of my market, never having appreciated what a simple and versatile ingredient they are. But one day when all attempts to find the perfect, low-fat, pliable crust failed, I gave wonton wrappers a whirl, and boy, am I glad I did. They provide a ready-made pre-cut piece of dough with very few ingredients and no fat and work beautifully as a thin but sturdy crust for mini quiches and this savory lunchbox muffin.
 

6
Servings
234
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

* Click here to see the Sneaky Chef Orange Purée Recipe

Missy Chase Lapine is the author of The Sneaky Chef series of cookbooks. Connect with her at TheSneakyChef.com or Facebook or Twitter.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 Cup reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sneaky Chef Orange Purée*, or baby food carrot purée
  • 1 Cup cooked chicken, diced
  • 6 wonton wrappers
  • 1/2 Cup shredded, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease or spray muffin tins with oil.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, cream cheese, onion powder, salt, and Orange Purée. Mix in the chicken. Press 1 wonton wrapper into each muffin tin so that it covers the bottom and comes up the sides of each muffin tin. Pour ¼ cup of mixture into each tin, top with about 1 tablespoon of shredded cheese each, and bake for 20 minutes or until the edges of the wonton are golden, cheese is melted, and the filling is firmly set. Serve warm or cold in the lunchbox.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
14g
30%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
112mg
11%
Choline, total
11mg
3%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
235mg
34%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
313mg
21%
Water
32g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.