Chicken Fajita Bites are worth the effort

January 30, 2013

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This recipe may seem a bit involved but it is so worth it. The Boar’s Head Chipotle Gouda pushed the flavor over the top!

“This is my twist on a couple different recipes I have in my collection,” said home cook Teresa Jacobson. These would be great as appetizers for football game or a party. Try them as the bites or roll them up in egg roll wrappers and dip them in a spicy sour cream based dip.

If you can’t find Boar’s Head Chipotle Gouda cheese use any spicy cheese that you like but try for the gouda– it makes the dish!

Chicken Fajita Bites

2 lb chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

1 lg onion, sliced

3 bell peppers, sliced (i used 1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow)

1/2 c chicken broth

1 pkg taco seasoning mix

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1 pkg wonton wrappers or egg roll wrappers

8 oz Boar’s Head chipotle gouda cheese, shredded (or any spicy cheese you like)

Salt, to taste

Shredded lettuce and sour cream

In a crock pot, place chicken, onion, peppers, chicken broth, taco seasoning, chili powder, and paprika; cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken is cooked and tender.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a mini muffin pan generously with nonstick spray.

Drain away liquid (if desired, reserve for a different purpose), separate chicken from veggies. Shred chicken; set aside. Place veggies in a food processor or blender and puree. In a bowl, combine chicken and puree; mix well.

Shred Gouda. Carefully press wonton wrapper into greased bowl of mini muffin pan. Fill with shredded chicken mixture and top with Gouda. Repeat for entire pan. (The photo shows a larger size made from egg roll wrappers in an average size muffin pan– takes longer to cook and somewhat awkward to eat in this size.)

Bake for 12-16 minutes until wontons are a crisp, golden brown, and cheese is bubbly. Remove from pan, top with shredded lettuce and a dollop of sour cream. Serve.

If making the rolls using egg roll wrappers, roll as directed on package. Place seems side down on greased cookie sheet. Spray rolls with nonstick spray or brush lightly with olive oil. Bake @ 400 degrees F for 10-14 minutes.

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