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Mini Tarts with Chicken

Mini Tarts with Chicken

Mini tarts with chicken are an appetizers I make pretty often for various occasions or parties. Every time they are really appreciated, therefore I want to share the recipe with you.


Nice and small, delicious mini tarts, full of flavor, makes a perfect appetizer. You can replace chicken with mushrooms, it will be as good in case you want a vegetarian dish. 

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  • Makes 12 mini tarts
  • Crust (pate brisee)
  • 125 g butter, cut into chunks
  • 250 g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Filling
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/2 chicken breast, cut in small pieces
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • fresh basil, chopped, to taste
  • 3 tbsp frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tomato, to garnish
  1. Prepare the crust. Mix flour with salt. Incorporate butter to the flour, using your hands or using a pastry processor, until crumbs are formed. Add the egg and incorporate until the dough is homogeneous. Knead the dough and form a ball from it. Wrap it with plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 180 Celsius (356 F). In a large frying pan heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes until soft. Add chicken breast and cook until the meat has lost its raw color. Stir in paprika, corn kernels and basil, cook for 1 minute. Add salt and pepper and remove from heat.
  3. Roll out the dough into a rectangular shape and cut small circles to fit the mini tart molds. Press dough into tart molds without stretching it. Punch the bottoms with a fork.
  4. Fill mini tarts with chicken mixture, garnish with tomato slices and bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
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Mini Tarts with Chicken-3
Nutrition facts 1 Mini Tart - Calories:186, Fat:10.4, Saturated Fat:5.7 g, Carbohydrates:17.8 g, Sugar:0.9 g, Fiber:0.9 g, Protein:5.2 g, Cholesterol:44 mg, Calories from Fat 94, Sodium 122mg, Vitamin A 8%, Calcium 1%, Vitamin C 3%, Iron 7%, Nutrition Grade C+, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
On May 07, 2011 at 09:50 am, daksha said...
Oh my goodness, those look and sounds fantastic ! Great.... fantastic photos!!
On May 07, 2011 at 10:02 am, Erin said...
These are super cute! I love individual serving items! They sound delicious and so versatile as well! Thanks!
On May 08, 2011 at 07:29 am, Liz said...
So pretty and the perfect appetizer! Yummy :)
On May 08, 2011 at 12:47 pm, Kate @ Diethood said...
These are beautiful!! I would love to serve these to my dinner guests!
On May 08, 2011 at 02:29 pm, Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) said...
What beautiful savory tarts! These are indeed perfect for entertaining. :-)
On May 10, 2011 at 01:24 pm, Sandra said...
It's so good to see savory tarts. I'm more of a baker, but I do appreciate a really good savory recipe. Your pics are awesome!
On July 27, 2013 at 01:42 am, Arina said...
I've made these 4 times in the last 2 weeks for different gatherings (in double and triple quantities) and people just can't get enough of them. I also add a little grated cheese (usually parmesan) right before adding the tomato slice. You'd think people would have had enough of them but they keep requesting them again and again. :-)

That's great, I am glad to hear that. In the same idea you can also try the empanadas, they might love this too:) You can sprinkle some sesame and flex seeds on top, they are delicious.

On August 19, 2013 at 10:57 am, fernando said...
gr8 recipe!!!will try it .

Thank you. Let me know when you try it:)

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