Chris' Recipes

Bon Appetite!

Crustini’s with Garlic, Chicken & Onions

Written By: Chris - Jun• 23•12

A common appetizer in our house involves a “Crustini”.  We have appetizers a lot when we have friends around.  We enjoy the finger foods while visiting and sipping on wine or our favorite beverage – to hold us over before a great meal!  You can make flavorful, delicious quick snacks by preparing just a few ingredients and topping the little crusted bread slices with just about anything you have on hand!  “Tis the season” for Monday night girls night around my house.  It’s our night to get together to watch our show, catch up with life, laugh, judge the vulnerable love seekers on TV and of course share a beverage or two along with a few snacks!

This particular night I wanted to make the gals the Philly Beef & Cheese Crustini’s that I’ve prepared for Bill and I in the past.  I also wanted some variety so I decided to prepare half of the pan with a torn chicken with garlic and caramelized onion variety!

Ingredients:

4 to 8 Chicken tenderloins thawed (depending on how many people you have)
1 Onion (sweet variety when in season)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon Butter
1 Baguette
2 Garlic cloves
3-4 Tablespoons of fresh Rosemary, chopped
1 1/2 Cups of Mozzarella (part skim)
Salt & Pepper

Start by sauteing the sliced onions in vegetable oil and butter over medium heat until caramelized.  Season with Salt & Pepper.
Set aside and use the same pan to saute the chicken tenderloins.  Season with salt & Peper

Once the chicken is cooked, allow to cool and pull with a fork tearing it into small pieces.
Slice the Baguette and drizzle with EVOO, or spray with olive oil cooking spray.  Toast on cooking sheet in the oven, or turning frequently on the grill.
Rub the toasted slices baguette with a peeled fresh Garlic clove.

Arrange all of the crustini’s on a baking sheet and top with the onions and chicken.

Sprinkle with cheese fresh chopped Rosemary.  Place under broiler just until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Allow to cool slightly.  These are terrific served piping hot, or even at room temperature!

Enjoy with your favorite adult beverage!

Cheers!
~Chris

 

 

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