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Simple Appetizer – Cheesy Shredded Chicken Bites


Do you all have big plans for the holiday weekend? If you are anything like us, you are taking advantage of the time off to spend as much time with family and friends as you can. Often times, this is a season for outdoor barbecues and cookouts, where friends gather together and everyone has the opportunity to show off some of their favorite appetizer, side dish and salad recipes.

As much as I love to cook, there are times when I don’t want my free time interrupted by having to cook. I mean really… I have things to do, books to read, places to go! I don’t want to spend my whole summer cooking. It’s on these occasions I turn to convenience foods to make life a little simpler.

A can of Swanson White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast can help in big ways when I’m trying to save time, which is exactly what I want to do this summer!

These little Cheesy Shredded Chicken Bites are quick, easy and delicious. Plus, they are finger food so at parties people can just walk by, snatch one up and pop it in their mouth. That’s how an appetizer should be, right?

Serve hot or cold, this recipe is your answer to savoring summer outside with as little time in the kitchen as possible. Enjoy!

While you are celebrating this weekend, remember to take some time to honor our Veterans… although this extended weekend is nice to have, we owe it all to those who have sacrificed everything for us!

Cheesy Shredded Chicken Bites

A simple cheesy chicken appetizer. Perfect little party bites!

Ingredients

  • 1 12.5oz can Swanson White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast, drained
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • Oval butter crackers

Instructions

  1. Place Swanson White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast into a medium, microwave safe bowl. Shred (I use a pastry blender to shred but you can also just use a fork).
  2. Add cream cheese, creole seasoning, chili powder, Italian seasoning and Kosher salt to the chicken. Stir together until blended.
  3. Place in a microwave for 2-3 minutes (until heated through), stopping half way through to stir.
  4. Remove bowl from the microwave and add shredded cheddar cheese. Stir together until well blended.
  5. Place 1 tablespoon cheesy chicken mixture onto a cracker. Top with freshly cracked black pepper.
  6. Serve warm or cold. If serving cold, place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Swanson. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Comments

  1. Oh those look delicious! And they are soooo easy to make! :)

  2. These look amazing as an appetizer or as an afternoon snack! I’m sure my husband and son will love them (as will I).

  3. These look perfect for the weekend! Yum.

  4. forget appetizer – that’s a meal! ;)

  5. I am SOOOOOOO making these…..and everyone else will have to fight me for them because I might just eat them all. (don’t judge me) :)

  6. Love these….these look so tasty & have me now craving chicken salad. :)

  7. These sound nice and easy and tasty!

  8. My daughter would LOVE this as a sandwich, and she can make it herself! BONUS!

  9. Yum! I love chicken salad and this WOULD make an awesome appetizer, thansk!

  10. These look great! Thanks so much for the recipe. They will appear at our picnic this weekend. XO, Pinky

  11. Perfect for parties!

  12. Looks easy and delicious!! Have a great weekend!

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  13. You just made cookout food look gourmet. Well done! I’ll keep this quick recipe on hand :)

  14. Perfect lunch idea. And I’ve got all the ingredients. I can snack on these while making cookies.

    Thanks

  15. Debbie Maurer says:

    Fun! I will have to make these soon! I also saw one of your receipes in Her Live magazine, that I have to make!

  16. THIS right here is what I live for. Ugh. I love it.

  17. I love how simple these are, Kristen. Perfect for those impromptu guests because I typically have all of these ingredients on hand.

  18. these look great Kristen! you know I love easy!!

    Have a GREAT weekend

  19. Yes, I have a plan for my holiday weekend. I want to spend it together with my family. Indeed, we are going to have a picnic in the park. It is an awesome idea and we are going to grilled meat while we are there. Then, the rest of time playing with my family. Your recipes are really suit to the occasion.

  20. I could make a plate of these disappear pretty quick, if given the opportunity.

    Fun picnic food!

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