Chicken Cupcakes

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Chicken Cupcakes are a tasty, fun and clever way to make use of that muffin tin. Chicken, bacon, cheese and mashed potatoes means good ol’ fashioned comfort food. This recipe is a go to for any dinner night. Serve with a side of veggies and dinner is poppin’. Great to prep in advance.

Prep Time: 30-45 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes

Tools Needed:
3 Quart pot
Muffin tin
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Serving spoon
Fork or potato masher
Cutting board
Seran wrap
Meat tenderizor
Knife
Potato peeler

Chicken Cupcakes
Serves 4
Yummy chicken bowls stuffed with loaded mash.
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Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Grocery List
  1. 4-5 medium potatoes (peeled and cubed 1.5inch)
  2. 4 medium chicken breast
  3. or
  4. 2 large chicken breast (butterflied)
  5. 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  6. 1 ½ cups panko breadcrumbs (Italian or seasoned)
  7. 4 ounces cubed cheese
  8. 4 tablespoons bacon pieces
  9. Paprika (to garnish)
  10. [Dry Ingredients]
  11. 2 teaspoons parsley (dry or fresh)
  12. 1 teaspoon Morton’s Nature Seasoning
  13. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  14. 1 teaspoon pepper
  15. 1 teaspoon salt
In the Kitchen
  1. Take your rinsed, peeled and cubed potatoes and drop into at least a 3 quart pot and fill with enough water to cover potatoes. (Add small amount of salt to taste if desired while boiling)
  2. Bring water to rapid boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-high.
  4. Boil for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. (Ready when they cant be picked up by a fork)
  5. Turn off stove burner and drain water from potatoes.
  6. Return to pot and place on same burner.
  7. Add butter and dry ingredients to potatoes.
  8. Mash with fork or potato masher.
  9. Set aside and let cool while working on the chicken.
  10. Use a meat tenderizer to thin out the chicken breasts. (Cover with plastic wrap to reduce mess)
  11. Coat chicken evenly with panko breadcrumbs and place into muffin tins in a bowl shape. (Leave center empty for stuffing)
  12. Place ½ tablespoon bacon pieces into each chicken bowl.
  13. Place 1 ounce of cheese into each chicken bowl on top of bacon.
  14. Place another ½ tablespoon of bacon on top of the cheese in each chicken bowl.
  15. Spoon potatoes set aside from earlier onto each chicken bowl evenly.
  16. Use your hands or a spoon to shape potatoes into a muffin top.
  17. Sprinkle with paprika to give a nice color and flavor.
  18. Place into a preheated oven at 425F for 30 minutes.
  19. Remove from oven with caution. Muffin tin and cupcakes will be very hot.
  20. Let sit and cool at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  21. Remove from muffin tin and put onto plate using a large serving spoon.
  22. Serve with a side of your favorite veggies and enjoy.
  23. Refrigerate leftovers immediately.
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