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


  •   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

How To Make

  • 1
  • 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
  • 13
    Serve on a platter while still warm, and watch them disappear. Enjoy.
  • 14
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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