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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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:)

On June 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm, Zainab said...
If I have ready made tarts can I just make the filling and fill the tarts.

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.

On March 14, 2018 at 11:51 pm, Lorraine said...
Would these be a bit dry if I made them bigger?

Hi Lorraine.

No. You can try.

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