Mini Tarts with Chicken

These Mini Tarts with Chicken are an appetizer I make pretty often for various occasions or parties. Every time I make them, they are really appreciated, so I thought I should  share the recipe with you.

These mini tarts are nice and small, delicious and full of flavor and 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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Mini Tarts with Chicken

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These Mini Tarts with Chicken are nice and small, delicious and full of flavor and makes a perfect appetizer. You can replace chicken with mushrooms for vegetarian dish. 
Servings 12 servings
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


Crust (pate brisee)

  • 1/2 cup (110g) butter, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups (250g) flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) salt


  • 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
  • 3 tbsp frozen corn kernels
  • 1 tomato, to garnish


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fill mini tarts with chicken mixture, garnish with tomato slices and bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm or cold.


Serving: 1gCalories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 17.8gProtein: 5.2gFat: 10.4gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 44mgSugar: 0.9g
Calories: 186kcal
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, chicken, mini tarts, mini tarts with chicken, pate brisee

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  1. daksha Author says:

    Oh my goodness, those look and sounds fantastic !
    Great…. fantastic photos!!

  2. Erin Author says:

    These are super cute! I love individual serving items! They sound delicious and so versatile as well! Thanks!

  3. Liz Author says:

    So pretty and the perfect appetizer! Yummy 🙂

  4. Kate @ Diethood Author says:

    These are beautiful!! I would love to serve these to my dinner guests!

  5. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) Author says:

    What beautiful savory tarts! These are indeed perfect for entertaining. 🙂

  6. Sandra Author says:

    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!

  7. Arina Author says:

    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. 🙂

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      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.

  8. fernando Author says:

    gr8 recipe!!!will try it .

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

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

  9. Zainab Author says:

    If I have ready made tarts can I just make the filling and fill the tarts.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      The filling prepared here is not fully cooked.. but if you completely cook the vegetables and meat on stove top.. then yes.. you can just fill the tarts.

  10. Lorraine Author says:

    Would these be a bit dry if I made them bigger?

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Hi Lorraine.

      No. You can try.

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