Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hazelnut Chicken Bites

These aren't specifically Christmasey but I think they look Christmasey and I've wanted to make them for years now, but never got around to it.
Last night I got together with a bunch of really good friends from over 10 years ago. We all met through our church and while we haven't all stayed in touch, we pretty much pick up where we left off every time we get together.
So yes. I made these. They were simple {if not a tad time consuming} and delicious. A great party appetizer.
This summer we were given a jar of Dijon beer mustard from Quebec and while we've used bits here and there, I saw this and realized it would be perfect for these little tasty morsels.

Next I had to toast and chop some hazelnuts that I've been waiting for a recipe to use them in {so they've been sitting in my freezer for almost a year now}.
{pretend I took an awesome picture of this.}
Then I poached some chicken and chopped it up into small squares.

Put it all together and start rolling and dipping!

Then spear those babies and you can even add a cherry {or I used grape} tomatoes for a festive feel.

Look at these beauties!
Merry Christmas!
Hazelnut Chicken Bites

2-4 poached chicken breasts
1/2 cup dijon mustard of some sort
3/4 cup toasted and finely chopped hazelnuts

Cut the poached chicken into smallish cubes. Roll in the mustard and then in the chopped hazelnuts.
Spear each cube with a toothpick and chill, covered until you're ready to serve {for up to a day}.
Garnish with cherry/grape tomatoes if desired.
Makes about 4 dozen bites

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! they look awesomely delicious! but..mustard??, just mustard?? not mixed with mayo or ...? I guess I could give this a try cute!


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