Mini chicken pizza bites make a great snack or appetiser and best of all, they are low carb and gluten free! They are easy to make and can be whipped up in minutes. A recipe that even children and my husband could make too!
I was having a Sunday afternoon baking session since there was a Formula 1 race on that day and we have a strange superstition that if I bake then our driver wins. If not we console ourselves with tasty treats so we win either way! There was a packet of minced chicken in the fridge that I was either going to give to the dogs for a treat or make chicken burgers with. By now the Chief Taster had a couple of glasses of wine and I thought it best to quickly feed him before he reached for another glass. I had not intended to make a recipe but the result was so good that it made the blog!
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PIZZA BITES
Making these is as simple as adding minced chicken, cheese and pizza flavourings. Press them down in a muffin tin, cook, top and voila! Treats all round! I used a regular muffin tin but mini muffins would be cute and an elegant appetiser. This recipe made 12 chicken pizza bites. They did not last long and the Chief Taster drooled over every bite. The upside was that it saved me additional baking of a meal that day. Once he was full of these plus the cookies I had baked he was pretty much done for the day. The wine may have helped too.
I just topped the chicken pizza bites with a simple Marinara sauce and more cheese. You could add other toppings as you wish. Perhaps some olives and sweet peppers? As I was pressing the mixture into the muffin tin, it occurred to me that this mixture would also make a great low carb pizza base. It redefines the terms "Meat Lovers" pizza! Slap some grilled chicken onto and you have a double chicken dish!
LOW CARB APPETIZERS
Having a fussy husband means that my chicken appetizers for him are only made of breast. However, when we have people round it means I can extend my range and whip up a batch of garlic parmesan wings or buffalo wings especially as chicken wings is a very popular dish here in Saint Lucia. We have a restaurant called "Wingz -N-Tinz that has a great variety of flavours. I go there for the Tinz...
If you don't have a muffin tin you could make these by rolling out balls on a parchment paper lined baking tray. Press them down into circle, cover with the sauce and cheese and you are good to go!
OTHER CHICKEN APPETISERS TO ENJOY:
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Mini Chicken Pizza Bites
- 4 cups minced chicken
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
- ½ cup Mozzarella cheese grated
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 oz Marinara sauce
- 1 oz Mozzarella cheese grated
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
- Lightly oil a muffin tin.
- In a bowl add the chicken, cheeses and egg. Mix until combined.
- Add the seasonings and work them into a mixture. You should have a dough like consistency.
- Spoon the chicken mixture into the muffin tin and press down.
- Bake for 12 minutes until firm.
- Remove and spread the chicken bites with the Marinara sauce, then sprinkle with the Mozzarella cheese.
- Place under a medium grill for 5 minutes until the cheese is golden.
- Eat and enjoy!