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Asian-style Spaghetti & Chicken Salad in Baked Wonton Cups

Asian-style Spaghetti & Chicken Salad in Baked Wonton Cups

This unique spin on a chicken salad is made even more special in the way it’s served. Using wonton wrappers as serving bowls is an easy and fun way to control portion size. Wonton wrappers are such a visually appealing way to serve food that you’ll soon be finding excuses to use them in all kinds of other dishes!


  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chicken, cooked
  • 1/2 lb (0.3 kg) whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) ketchup
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil, toasted
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) ginger, fresh, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) hot red chili pepper flakes
  • 2 cups (500 mL) carrots, peeled, grated
  • 2 cups (500 mL) yellow pepper(s), sliced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) green onion(s), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cilantro, fresh, minced
  • 6 egg roll wrappers
  • cooking oil spray
  • 6 small metal bowls
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds
  • 4 sprigs cilantro, for garnish


  1. Cook spaghetti in boiling unsalted water until al dente.

  2. Shred cooked chicken into strips using 2 forks or your hands.

  3. Mix salad dressing by combining soy sauce, rice vinegar, ketchup, honey, sesame and canola oil, minced ginger and garlic and hot chili pepper in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Cover with lid and shake well.

  4. Toss chicken, carrots, peppers and green onions with cooked pasta, minced cilantro and dressing.

  5. Make the wonton cups by coating outside of metal bowls with vegetable oil. Mould the egg roll wrapper around the outside of the bowl and bake with wonton wrapper up for approximately 15 minutes at 350°F (175°C) or until golden. Let cool and remove baked wonton wrapper from bowl.

  6. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet. Don’t leave unattended as they burn easily.

  7. To serve, arrange salad in baked wonton cups and top with toasted sesame seeds. Garnish with a cilantro sprig (optional garnish).

The flavour of the dressing improves as it sits. It can be made ahead and refrigerated up to one week. It is also a tasty marinade for raw chicken. Here it is tossed with cooked chicken, everyday cooked spaghetti and vegetables. Substitute any Asian-style noodles of your choice.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 365 g serving Amount
  • Calories 590
  • Protein 37 g
  • Fat 12 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 85 g
  • Fibre 8 g
  • Sugar 13 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 720 mg
  • Per 365 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 25
  • Calcium 10
  • Iron 35
  • Vitamin A 190
  • Vitamin C 270
  • Vitamin B6 51
  • Vitamin B12 12
  • Folate 24
  • Magnesium 56
  • Zinc 33

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