Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Mini BBQ Chicken Bacon Pizza Bites
Well this will be my last appetizer to share this week preparing you for those New Year's Eve parties. Of course these would be good anytime, in fact we are calling them an early dinner tonight. These BBQ Bacon Chicken Bites are like little mini deep dish pizzas. They received a round of thumbs up from my picky bunch of eaters, which is no small task. I hope you will give them a try, they are so easy to make. Here is what you need for 16 appetizer servings:
1 Can of Large Buttermilk Biscuits
4 Tbs of ground Corn Meal
3 Tbs of Cream Cheese
3 Tbs of BBQ Sauce
1 Cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
4 Pieces of Crispy Cooked Bacon Crumbled
4 Ounces of Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Chopped
Parsley Flakes (Just a light Sprinkle on Top)
Garlic Powder (Just a light Sprinkle on Top)
Non Stick Butter Flavored Spray
Preheat your oven to 375 F degrees. Slice your eight round biscuit dough pieces into 16 thinner halves. Press the bottom of our dough into your corn meal to coat. Then press dough into your greased mini muffin tins, leaving room for them to expand when baked. Use your fingers or a round measuring spoon to press in the center, making a bowl that you can fill with your stuffing.
In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, mozzarella, BBQ sauce, cooked chicken and bacon (note for ease of preparation I purchase my bacon and chicken fully cooked from the store, then crisp bacon in microwave at home). Fill each biscuit bowl with some of the mixture. Then sprinkle lightly with parsley and garlic powder. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until dough is crispy and cheese is melted. Best served hot or warm.
You will need to use three 12 count mini muffin tins to bake up the 16 appetizers, since they will need room to expand as they bake.
Have a tasty New Year's Eve!