Cheddary Good Chicken Bites #RecipeReDux #sponsored

Cheddary Chicken Bites

“I received free samples of Cabot Cheese mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe challenge sponsored by Cabot Creamery and am eligible to win prizes. I was not additionally compensated for my time.”

Cabot Creamery is challenging Recipe ReDux members to create a healthier snack. From finger foods to hearty apps, lighten up your favorite “big game” or red carpet eats for entertaining.

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This was a tough decision to choose a cheddar from all these great Cabot Creamery Cheeses.

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I chose White Oak Cheddar. I’m glad I did. It melts perfectly. Cabot’s Legacy Cheddar cheeses aren’t oily but smooth and creamy. Slightly melting it made it spreadable. That quality is very handy when creating hand held snacks and sandwiches.

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I love hand held snacks and appetizers. Informal gatherings with friends are best. Dipping snacks without a drippy mess is even better.

Cheddary Good Chicken Bites cradle delicate chicken pieces spiced up with horseradish rolled in a flour tortilla spread with cheddar goodness! Baked not fried or grilled. What is the dip, you ask? Hummus. I love garlic hummus but any kind will do! The cheddar blends perfectly with all these flavors. How could the recipe be anything but awesome!

Cheddary Good Chicken Bites

Cheddary Good Chicken Bites
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces Cabot Cheddar, shredded (I used White Oak Cheddar)
  • 2 flour tortillas cut into 6 triangles each
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup sliced onions
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon horseradish
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Sauté chicken and onions in 1 Tablespoon of the oil.
  3. Brush remaining oil lightly over both sides of the triangles.
  4. Melt shredded cheddar for 10 seconds at a time in the microwave until softened. Divide evenly between 12 triangles (1/2 ounce cheese each) and spread with a knife.
  5. Stir horseradish, salt and pepper into chicken and onions. Divide mixture between triangles.
  6. Gently fold over and tuck point underneath.
  7. Place on baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes until tortilla begins to brown and cheese melts.
  8. Serve warm or room temperature with your favorite hummus.

More about Cabot Creamery:

Cabot Creamery is a family-farmer owned cooperative of more than 1200 farms located throughout New England and New York. One-hundred (100) percent of Cabot’s profits go back to their farmers. Cheddar cheese is a protein-rich snack and naturally lactose free.

Connect with Cabot Creamery for their latest news, product information and recipes!

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Enjoy all these Cabot Creamery healthier snack and appetizer creations from the Recipe Redux member challenge!

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About Recipe ReDux:

As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (of ReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.


Would you like to be a part of The Recipe ReDux? Apply here.

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Paprika Chicken Salad #RecipeReDux

Paprika Chicken Salad tastes a bit smoky, a bit sweet and oh so good!

Paprika Chicken Salad

Every month The Recipe ReDux challenges its members to create healthier versions of recipes based on that month’s theme.

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This month, The Recipe ReDux challenged us to …

Start Smoking in the New Year!

The New Year is heating up with smoke and spiciness. From boldly flavored smoked salts to actual smoking techniques, subtly smoked food is on-trend. The same can be said for spice as we savor heat from harissa, sriracha and smoked paprika. Show us the healthy dish you’re heating up with smoke and/or spiciness.

I’m not one for spicy food. Smoky flavor however, I enjoy.

There are several ways to introduce smoke flavor into foods. I smoked ribs on the flat top grill one place I worked by simmering water under the meat with liquid smoke. I’ve used pressure cooker type smokers and wood chips. Outdoor smokers work great. You get better results in the summer here in PA though than in January!

I felt the best way to keep from risking frostbite was to impart the flavor of smoke by adding already smoky foods. A bit of smoked paprika and smoked almonds give this Paprika Chicken Salad zing! Sun-dried tomatoes add a tinge of sweetness and depth.

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Paprika Chicken Salad #RecipeReDux
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (reconstituted in ½ cup water)
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons smoked almond pieces
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Soak tomatoes in water for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve liquid.
  2. Mix chicken, tomatoes, celery, and almonds together.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, paprika, honey and salt.
  4. Add dressing to chicken mixture. Add a bit of the reserved water to moisten as necessary.

About Recipe ReDux:

As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. Dietitians Regan Jones (of ReganMillerJones, Inc.), Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly (both of Teaspoon Communications) founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste delicious. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, we are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach. We aim to inspire the food lover in every healthy eater and inspire the healthy eater in every food lover.


Would you like to be a part of The Recipe ReDux? Apply here.

Enjoy these smoky and spicy offerings to set fire to your new year from the Recipe ReDux!

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Mile High Strawberry Pie #SundaySupper

Mile High Strawberry Pie
Mile High Strawberry Pie, packed with juicy, ripe strawberries covered in bright red glaze was famous worldwide. This legendary pie topped with a mountain of whipped cream could only be purchased at “The Patio” in Allentown, PA.

This week Sunday Supper asked us, “What food represents or is from your hometown? Share a recipe for or featuring it and celebrate your town’s culinary goodness.”
I grew up in a small town in eastern Pennsylvania. Allentown was “Big City” to me. Hess’s was the place to shop. The store was over the top with the latest fashions from London and perfumes from Paris. These things drew people into the store. Once there you bought the ten dollar shirts and had lunch in their restaurant.
Many area restaurants sold strawberry pies. Each one had their take on Hess’s showstopper.
Going to The Patio was something everyone did. Back in its day it was the classiest place this side of New York City. You would go even just for coffee and you’d feel like a queen.
The now defunct department store and chain is a memory. The Strawberry Pie however, lives on.
I found several versions of this pie recipe online. Considering the store existed for 100 years it is conceivable each new chef added a personal touch. If you know any chefs, you know how important it is to add a bit of personal flair to a recipe. We all do it all the time.
So my take on a Mile High Strawberry Pie, uses cherry juice instead of artificial strawberry flavoring and red coloring to get that gel looking and tasting great! I used reserved juice from canned unsweetened cherries. I freeze any leftover juices from unsweetened canned fruit for just such an occasion. Juiced thawed out frozen black cherries work just as well.
I used real whip cream. If you need to hold the pie for a bit before serving, you may want add a stabilizer or use whip topping.
If you need a good homemade pie crust recipe, you can find one HERE .

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Mile High Strawberry Pie #SundaySupper
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 9-inch pie crust, baked
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries, cleaned
  • Glaze
  • 4 cups strawberries fresh or frozen, crushed and strained through a ricer and then through a fine sieve to make ½ cup juice
  • 1 cup cherry juice or water
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsps. cornstarch, thinned with an equal amount of cherry juice or cold water
  • Whipped Cream
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Arrange whole strawberries points up to tightly line the bottom on the cooled,baked pie crust. Add one to two more layers, tightly packed.
  2. Make the gel by bringing ½ cup strawberry juice, 1 cup water, lemon juice and sugar to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  3. Slowly add the cornstarch mixture, whisking constantly.
  4. Return to a boil and cook until thickened, about 1 minute.
  5. Allow to cool to room temperature before pouring over berries.
  6. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow gel to set.
  7. When pie is set, make whipped cream.
  8. Beat cream, powdered sugar and vanilla together in a chilled mixing bowl until stiff peaks form.
  9. Top chilled pie with cream and serve.

 

 

If you would like to know more about Hess’s here is a PBS clip.

Thank you Coleen from The Redhead Baker for hosting this event!

Join the Sunday Supper Group as we share a bit of our Hometown Goodness with you!

Breakfast

Drinks

Appetizers and Snacks

Main Dishes

Side Dishes

Desserts

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #130

Welcome to another fun Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!
Please share your recipes, crafts and DIY projects with our friends!
Before we get started let’s say, “Congratulations” to last week’s winners!

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You can find the links to our Host Favorite Picks here at Daily Dish Magazine!

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Our Hosts…
 

Marlys from This and That 

Tracy from Busy Vegetarian Mom 

Just a few more details…

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Have fun and check out some new friends!


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