Sunday, 30 December 2012

Chili Chicken Appetizers

These are the perfect little bite to serve as an appetizer. I prepared them and used toothpicks as skewers. It makes the perfect one bite size. They have just a hint of spice with the fairly mild red fat chili I have used and they can be grilled and then kept warm in the oven. 

You will need:
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 onion- grated fine to make a pulp
  • 3 cloves garlic -crushed/or chopped fine
  • 1 medium heat chili- you could use a jalapeno if you can't get a milder red
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper (this is a spice blend sold in grocery stores)
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasonings
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper while grilling.
  • 1 lemon squeezed on while grilling 

Step 1: grate your onion and chop/or crush your garlic. You can have the onion so it has a bit of texture or sometimes I just use the fine grater and make it almost like a wet pulp. This is good because   you get the flavour from the onion but, not the texture.

Step 2: chop your chili very fine. (I have to look up what kind of chilies these are, my grocery store lists them as chili red???) I like them because I add them to lots of things and they are not overpowering....they are a nice everyday chili.

Step 3: slice your chicken into small thin strips. It is amazing how many you can get from two normal sized chicken breasts.

Step 4: add all the rest of the ingredients except the salt and pepper and lemon juice which I add only when grilling. You can leave it in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Then thread on toothpicks and quickly grill on a sheet of foil so you don't loose any through the grates. You could also use one of those grilling machines inside or even a grill pan.

serve with fresh lemon. They are a yummy little bite great served with cocktails! (for all those cocktail parties I have!!!......which is never.)

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