Chicken Parmesan Bites

Find yourself making the same appetizer/side for every party? Why not give these Chicken Parmesan Bites a try for your next get together?! They are simple to make (short cut in the notes at the bottom), tasty, and look great on any table. These bites explode with flavor because I only use Cento San Marzano Tomatoes and Cento Double Concentrated Tomato Paste. Click here to view all of their products.

Chicken Parmesan Bites

 

Chicken Parmesan Bites
Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 36

Ingredients:

3 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 cloves of garlic, minced or grated
1 can of Cento San Marzano Tomatoes
2 tablespoons of Cento Double Concentrated Tomato Paste
2 1/2 – 3 cups cooked chicken breast, finely diced
Flour, for dusting
2 rectangle canned pizza dough
2 cups Italian blend cheese, finely shredded
1 egg, beaten
Parmesan Cheese, for topping
Basil, finely chopped for garnish
Your favorite Cento Pasta sauce, for dipping

Directions:

1. In a large skillet, over medium heat add the olive oil, onion, salt and pepper. Cook until onion is soft and translucent.
2. Add the garlic and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, occasionally stirring.
3. Add the Cento Double Concentrated Tomato Paste and stir to coat the onions and garlic.
4. Add the Cento San Marzano Tomatoes. Using the back of your stirring utensil or a potato masher, mash the tomatoes. Let them come up to a simmer and mash again.
5. Add the cooked, diced chicken breast and cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the skillet from the heat and let cool slightly.

Pre-heat oven to 350°.

6. While your mixture cools, sprinkle some flour on a clean surface. Using a floured rolling-pin, roll the dough out into an even, flat sheet – about 11in x 15in. Now, cut down the middle of the dough to make two squares. Cut each square into nine equal pieces.
7. Take a piece of dough and stretch it a bit (but, not too much) in your hands. Add about a tablespoon of shredded cheese and 2 tablespoons of the cooled chicken mixture to the center of the dough. Bring opposite corners of the dough together and pinch shut. Pull and pinch shut and remaining areas. Place seam side down on a sprayed and parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Repeat steps 6 & 7 until complete.

8. Brush the tops of the bites with a little egg wash and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
9. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes: Don’t have a lot of time? Grab a rotisserie chicken and a jar or two of your favorite tomato sauce. Shred and chop the chicken and toss into some warm tomato sauce.  Then start with step 6.

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