Appetizer Essentials: Mozzarella Chicken Bites

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By Andy Anderson !
from Wichita, KS

These are very easy to throw together, and are great as an appetizer for your next dinner party. Easy/peasy to make, and taste great. What could go wrong? So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves several
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE
  •   1 large
    chicken breast, cooked in butter, and chopped, about 1.5 cups
  •   1 Tbsp
    fresh dill, chopped
  •   1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  •   1 Tbsp
    hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
  •   2 oz
    colby cheese, freshly shredded
  •   3 oz
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  •  
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  •  
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  •   1
    recipe for pizza crust, your favorite, rolled out and cut into 2-inch rounds
  •   4 oz
    mozzarella, freshly shredded
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How To Make

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
  • 4
    Mix the chicken, onion powder, hot sauce, colby cheese, and mayonnaise in a small bowl.
  • 5
    Season with a bit of salt and pepper, to taste.
  • 6
    Cut the pizza dough into rounds, about 2-inches in diameter.
  • 7
    Add the pastry rounds to a mini cupcake pan.
  • 8
    Add to the oven and precook for 5 minutes.
  • 9
    Remove from oven, allow to slightly cool, and then fill with a heaping teaspoon of the chicken.
  • 10
    Top with some mozzarella.
  • 11
    Return to the oven, increase the temperature to 400f (205c), and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  • 12
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • 13
    Serve on a platter while still warm, and watch them disappear. Enjoy.
  • 14
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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