Honey BBQ Cheesy Chicken Bites

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Deck the halls with appetizers.

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!

Tis the season to paaa-rty

Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!

I love a catchy tune…until you can’t stop singing it for 48 hours. This little Richard Simmons number was the last thing caught in my head a few months ago. It was as good as it sounds.

You’re welcome.

ANYWAYS.

Are you ready for Christmas and New Years? Yes, I realize this is the first week of December, but I am all about planning! I’ve gotten ALL my Christmas gifts purchased and I’ve even started wrapping them!! Overachiever, I know.

As far as all the upcoming parties go, I have yet to plan one dish or appetizer besides, like, veggies and dip. So, because I know you all are popular joe-shmos and have been invited to any and all Holiday parties and odds are you have little to no time {like me!}, I’ve created a fabulously delicious appetizer that looks pretty fancy, but couldn’t be easier. If you take a trip to your grocery store, all these ingredients can be found in the dairy and freezer sections. We’re taking a little help from the store to make something spectacular that friends and family will love.

Think sweet, spicy, buttery, barbecue-y, crunchy, creamy and fresh. All in one bite! Awwwwwwwwesome.

And if these don’t tickle your fancy, there are lots of other yummy appetizer recipes on the NFRA/Easy Home Meals website here.

Here’s how to make it:

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Start with a tray of Athens mini fillo shells. Find them in the freezer section at the grocery store, next to the puff pastry! Open these up and place them on a small baking sheet.

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Also, heat up a few of these: boneless chicken wings. They are key for this recipe. Pick out 9 pieces and microwave them enough to be able to chop them up {warm is fine but not necessary}.

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Once the chicken is….chop-able, add it to a bowl with some chopped cilantro, grated cheddar cheese, softened Philadelphia cream cheese, BBQ sauce, salt and pepper.

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Mix it all up until it looks pretty much uniform in color and the cream cheese is dispersed throughout.

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Spoon this mixture into each tart shell and bake 10 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

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You basically want the cheese to melt, the top to become lightly brown and the entire tart to become an ooey-gooey mass.

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Then {because we’re feeling crazy!} drizzle each tart with honey and add some cilantro to garnish. Serve immediately and enjoy! The BBQ sauce paired with the honey, cilantro and the spicy chicken will make you want to snarf a whole plate of these down.

Relatives and company in general will also find these delightful!

Printable recipe below! Have a great weekend, friends!

Honey BBQ Cheesy Chicken Bites

These easy and fast Honey BBQ Cheesy Chicken Bites are the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Take a little help from the store and you can have these ready to eat in about 20 minutes!
servings 15
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 15 Athens Mini Fillo Shells 1 package
  • 9 pieces Boneless Buffalo Wings Tyson brand
  • 3 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • honey for drizzling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Microwave boneless wings 2-3 minutes to warm. Chop into small pieces and place into a large bowl with cream cheese, cheddar cheese, cilantro and BBQ sauce. Stir to combine as best as you can. Spoon into fillo shells and place onto baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes until warmed and tops are browned slightly.
  • Remove from oven and drizzle with honey and chopped cilantro {optional}. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Bites
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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    It’s all about the appetizers at Christmas.
    And cookies. But we know this.
    and when you said this “sweet, spicy, buttery, barbecue-y, crunchy, creamy and fresh. All in one bite! ”
    I knew that I need to make these. That defines everything I want in life. Pinned!

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