Gluten Free Friday: BBQ Chicken Salad Bites

With some time off of work for the 4th of July holiday, I’ve had some time to experiment in the kitchen!  And I may just have come up with the greatest new appetizer ever by accident!  It started out by me trying a shortcut to shredding chicken for dinner.  I thought to myself, instead of using two forks to shred, why not try throwing the chicken in the blender!?  Instead of just shredding, it ended up pulverizing the chicken…making it look almost like tuna fish straight from the can.

BBQ Chicken Salad Bites @FoodMarriage

So then I thought- why not try making chicken salad!?  But I know Pat HATES mayonnaise, so I had to get creative and do something different yet again.  I added in a couple dashes of Worcestershire sauce, some Italian Dressing, and a bit of BBQ sauce and continued mixing in the blender.  Final product?  BBQ Chicken Salad Bites!!!!

You can serve these bites on regular crackers OR to make the recipe gluten-free like I did, you can use something like Blue Diamond Natural Almond Nut Thins!  (They are my favorite alternative to regular crackers!)  While I can’t say this recipe is perfectly measured out like some of my other ones, it gives you the idea of what to do!

BBQ Chicken Salad Bites

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: A large appetizer serving.

BBQ Chicken Salad Bites

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 cucumber
  • Crackers
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Italian Dressing
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil on the stove.
  • Cut three chicken breasts in half and place each piece into the boiling water (cutting them in half will help them cook quicker).
  • Once the chicken is fully cooked, remove and let cool for a bit.
  • Put your pieces of chicken into a blender along with a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce, a big squeeze of Italian dressing and a medium squeeze of barbecue sauce. Add a little salt and pepper and then blend until the meat is pulverized and the sauces are mixed in.
  • Scoop your barbecue chicken salad onto individual crackers.
  • Peel a cucumber, cut off the ends and then slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard. Dice your cucumber into tiny pieces.
  • Sprinkle a few pieces of cucumber on top of each cracker.

Notes

You can use regular crackers for this recipe. OR to make it gluten free, use something like Blue Diamond Natural Almond Nut-Thins!

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