Chicken Pesto & Polenta Appetizer

Recipe: Chicken appetizers with Polenta and Pesto

Ingredients

For the polenta tartlets:

  • 1 pound instant polenta (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup cream 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the topping:

  • 2 cups shredded store-bought roasted chicken
  •  1/2 cup store-bought pesto
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. Make the instant polenta according to package instructions. Just before the polenta is finished thickening, add the cream, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pour the polenta onto a greased, rimmed baking sheet. Set aside to cool and firm up, about 30 minutes.

For the topping:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, pesto, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. To assemble: Using a 2-inch diameter scalloped cookie cutter, cut the polenta into tartlet shapes, about 24, and place them on a serving platter.
  2. Top each polenta tartlet with a spoonful of chicken.
  3. Top the chicken with a few dried cranberries.
  4. Serve

Recipe adapted from Giada de Laurentiis   http://www.giadadelaurentiis.com/

Cooking time (duration): 20

Meal type: hors d’oerves

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