Buffalo Chicken Beggars Purse Recipe

Try this easy Buffalo Chicken Beggars Purse Recipe.

Everyone loves spicy Buffalo chicken. Now you can serve this yummy favorite in a tidy little bundle the perfect finger food.

The Buffalo Chicken stuffing can be made the day before to make assembling these super easy and stress-free.  

Serve with thin celery and carrot sticks, extra Buffalo Sauce for dipping, ranch, and blue cheese dressing.


buffalo chicken beggars purse

Buffalo Chicken Beggars Purse Recipe

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Bar food
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Wonton cups
Calories: 101 kcal
Author: Kelly D

Buffalo chicken served in a tidy little beggars purse bundle is the perfect football or super bowl party appetizer.



  • 2 T salted butter
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 T of water
  • 12 oz cooked chicken breast rotisserie or baked
  • 4 oz Buffalo Sauce *see recipe or use bottled
  • 2 oz ranch dressing
  • 4 oz Blue Cheese crumbles
  • 4 oz Mexican cheese blend
  • 24 wonton wrappers large
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. Cut baked chicken into 1/2-inch bite size pieces or shred rotisserie chicken into bite-size pieces

  4. Toss chicken with Buffalo sauce and ranch dressing

  5. In a small saucepan heat chicken with cheeses and cook until cheese starts to melt and chicken is just heated through.

  6. Whisk egg with 1 T of water until smooth
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  8. Place 24 wonton wrapper on the parchment paper
  9. Lightly brush wonton wrappers with melted butter

  10. Place a small scoop of buffalo chicken mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper.

To Make a Wonton or Beggars Purse

  1. Wonton:

    Fold diagonally, then using a fork seal wontons

  2. Beggars Purse:

    Fold corners diagonally to the center, pinching together the opposite corners holding the pouch in the palm of one hand, gently twist the top of the pouch to seal.

  3. Brush each purse with butter
  4. Brush each purse with egg-wash
  5. Place on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the purses are golden brown

  6. Serve warm

Recipe Notes


*Buffalo Sauce Recipe

Serving Suggestion:

Serve extra Buffalo sauce, plus ranch and blue cheese dressing for dipping and thin sticks of carrots and celery.  

Make Ahead:

The buffalo chicken mixture can be made a day in advance and stored can be made a  tightly covered in the refrigerator.  Heat the chicken mixture until warm before assembling beggars purse.


Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Beggars Purse Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 101 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 2.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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