Cheesy Chicken Lunchbox Muffins

Staff Writer
Cheesy Chicken Lunchbox Muffins
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
220
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
6 muffins

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.

 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
0.9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
162µg
18%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.3%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
7.1%
Vitamin C
0.6mg
1.1%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.3%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
100mg
10%
Fiber
0.9g
3.6%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
54µg
13%
Folic acid
22µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
18%
Phosphorus
146mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
146mg
4%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
14.8%
Sodium
315mg
13%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.1%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
7%