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Chicken Macadamia Appetizers

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  5 reviews
  • 40 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Prick the top of each nutty-chicken appetizer with a fork before baking, to let steam escape and keep the crust crisp.

Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Florence Neavoll
Salem, Oregon

Ingredients

1
can (4.25 oz) chicken spread
1/4
cup roasted garlic light cream cheese (from 8-oz container)
1/4
cup finely chopped green onions (4 medium)
1/3
cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts or almonds
1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
Water
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
Fresh cilantro sprigs, if desired
Green grapes, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, mix chicken spread, cream cheese, onions and nuts.
  • 2 Remove pie crusts from pouches; place flat onto work surface. With 2 1/4-inch round cutter, cut 16 rounds from each crust (rounds must be cut close together).
  • 3 Spoon about 1 tablespoon chicken mixture onto center of each of 16 rounds. Brush edges with water. Press remaining rounds slightly larger; fit each over chicken mixture. With fork, press edge of each to seal.
  • 4 Brush top and bottom of each with water; coat generously with bread crumbs. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick top of each with fork.
  • 5 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Arrange appetizers on serving platter; garnish with cilantro and grapes.
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, mix chicken spread, cream cheese, onions and nuts.
  • 2 Remove pie crusts from pouches; place flat onto work surface. With 2 1/4-inch round cutter, cut 16 rounds from each crust (rounds must be cut close together).
  • 3 Spoon about 1 tablespoon chicken mixture onto center of each of 16 rounds. Brush edges with water. Press remaining rounds slightly larger; fit each over chicken mixture. With fork, press edge of each to seal.
  • 4 Brush top and bottom of each with water; coat generously with bread crumbs. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Prick top of each with fork.
  • 5 Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. Arrange appetizers on serving platter; garnish with cilantro and grapes.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
190mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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