Chicken and Ranch Taco Cups Make Easy Game Day Appetizers #NaturallyFresh

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Unless you have been hiding under a rock the last few weeks, you are well aware of what big event is happening this weekend. Whether or not you are a football fan doesn’t really matter. Between the commercials, the parties and the food, just about everyone will probably be watching the Superbowl in a few days! When I peruse the selection of  game day appetizers at a party, I always head right to the ones that can be eaten without a fork or a plate. I am a finger food kind of girl when it comes to game day appetizers. I have no desire to sit in a chair and worry about how I am going to hold my plate and my drink at the same time and still manage to get food to my face. I like to head over to the food table and nibble! When I was asked to create a recipe using Naturally Fresh Ranch Dressing, I knew I wanted to find a recipe that was easy to make AND easy to eat!

Chicken and Ranch Taco Cups make an Easy Game Day AppetizersNaturally Fresh Dressing for Your Next Game Day Appetizers

Chicken and Ranch dressing are a classic combination. Naturally Fresh Ranch Dressing contains only real, wholesome ingredients and NO artificial colors or flavors. There are also no artificial preservatives so you will find them in the refrigerator section of your local Kroger or Publix. If you don’t live near those stores, check out the Naturally Fresh Store Locator to find your nearest retailer! Their classic ranch dressing is made with buttermilk that they make right onsite. It is incredibly thick with loads of spices that you can see and taste! I was honestly very impressed with the flavor and consistency!

 Easy Game Day Appetizers using Naturally Fresh Dressing

For this easy game day appetizer recipe, I chose to use a homemade taco seasoning but a store bought one will work just fine. The exact amount of Naturally Fresh dressing you add to your shredded chicken breast is flexible. It will depend on how large your chicken breast is and how ‘creamy’ you want the filling to be. Start with 1/3 cup and add more as needed. I put the fillo cup shells into a mini muffin tin to make filling them a bit easier!

Easy Appetizer Recipe with Chicken Easy Game Day Appetizers

If you prefer to make these game day appetizers a little bit bigger, just make your own shells using wonton wrappers or small squares of pie crust. These game day appetizers really are very flexible! Top with shredded cheddar and a few green onions for a delicious and easy presentation! I was pleasantly surprised at how easy these were to make and the fillo cups did not get soggy at all, even sitting on the table for a couple hours. Of course, I don’t think these game day appetizers will last that long at your next party! And if you are looking for other game day appetizers, check out my Easy Spring Roll Recipe with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce !

Chicken and Ranch Taco Cups

Chicken and Ranch Taco Cups Make Easy Game Day Appetizers

Yields 24

Chicken and Ranch Taco Cups

Deliciously bold and creamy flavor in one tiny bite!

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 24 fillo cups
  • 1 boneless chicken breast, cooked and finely shredded
  • 1 TBSP taco seasoning
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup of Naturally Fresh Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped


  1. Combine shredded chicken, taco seasoning and ranch dressing in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Place fillo cups in a mini muffin tin or on a cookie sheet
  3. fill with shredded chicken mixture
  4. Top with a pinch of shredded cheese
  5. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted
  6. Remove from oven and remove from muffin tin with sharp knife if using
  7. Sprinkle with green onions and enjoy!


  1. Oh that looks good! I love ranch!
  2. Perfect finger food! Love this idea for the Game this weekend.
  3. We're huge ranch fans, and those look fantastic! Need to get me a little baking dish like that to pull it off.
  4. OH I love finger foods! These delicious and would be a huge hit with my crowd great recipe!
  5. This recipe is awesome. I'm super excited because I am super competitive to bring the best food to parties and this recipe is definitely going to be a hit at the next one that we go too. Keep these awesome recipes coming, please!!

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