Christina Hanft Recipe

Hot Chicken Appetizers

By Christina Hanft ibuchris


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Christina's Story

I had to prepare something to take to a party tonight, and after working all day, I had no ideas. This is what I threw together, and it got such good reviews, I figured I'd best write it down. Enjoy!
(Measurements are approximate, since I wasn't measuring when I made it. Adjust to suit your taste.)

Ingredients

1
puff pastry sheet, thawed
1 Tbsp
butter
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1/3 c
onion, finely chopped
12
cherry tomatoes, chopped
3/4 c
baby spinach, chopped
3 clove
garlic, minced
8 oz
cream cheese
1 can(s)
chicken, drained and chopped (13 ounce can)
parmesan cheese
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and tomatoes and cook until onions are translucent. Reduce heat and stir in spinach and garlic.
2
Cut cream cheese into small chunks and add to saucepan. Stir until well mixed and smooth.
3
Add chicken to saucepan and stir until all ingredients are incorporated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and set aside.
4
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place three mini muffin pans on a large cookie sheet. (This is to make them easier to get in and out of the oven - not completely necessary)
5
Unfold puff pastry sheet onto a lightly floured surface and roll to about half original thickness. Be sure to use enough flour to keep the pastry from sticking, but don't overdo it!
6
Using a 2" biscuit cutter, cut pastry into circles. Press one circle into the bottom of each section of mini muffin pans. The pastry should extend only about half-way up the side of the sections.
7
Place about 1 tablespoon of chicken filling into each pastry lined muffin section. Filling should pile up in the middle, leaving the edges of the pastry exposed.
8
Lightly sprinkle the filling with parmesan cheese, then bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot. Makes about 36 appetizers.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American