Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites

Guacamole + gameday = win!  These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!

Guacamole + gameday = win! These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, Super Bowl 50 will be before you know it.  How do you guys watch the big game each year?  We like to get together with a few neighbors and watch the game in someone’s living room.  I saw a stat on tv the other day that said the average Super Bowl party will have 17 people.  (And I also noticed that about 6% of us will call in sick on the Monday after the game!)

In recent years, the Super Bowl has become a national holiday of sorts here in the States.  I’m totally on board with this one, too.  First of all, football.  Second, winter can be really dreary…so what’s better than hanging out with friends?  Third, there’s tasty Super Bowl apps and fun drinks.  Fourth, there’s the commercials.  Fifth, the halftime show is usually pretty entertaining.  Sixth…do I really need to continue?

Guacamole + gameday = win! These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!But before we turn to the food, can I file my unofficial complaint about the absence of Roman numerals in this year’s game?  As a former Latin teacher, I feel it’s my job to make sure Roman numerals maintain their presence at each Super Bowl.  I do admit that Super Bowl L just doesn’t have a good ring to it, though.  And for you fellow Roman numeral fans, don’t worry.  Next year’s game will be back to Super Bowl LI.

We all know that a football party isn’t complete without delicious football appetizers, right?  Americans consume nearly 10 million pounds of guacamole during the Super Bowl.  10 million pounds!  Well, I say we help make that 10.1 million pounds with these delicious Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites.  Hah…I kid.  10.1 million isn’t nearly enough…let’s go with 10.2 million pounds!

Guacamole + gameday = win! These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!Here’s the thing about Super Bowl apps.  They need to be easy to eat.  After all, between the game, commercials and halftime, it’s hard to find time to sneak away and wash your hands.  I know I personally always go towards the bite-sized, easy-to-eat appetizers.  Not only do these Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites taste great, but they are easy to make and even easier to eat!

Start by baking up a tray of puff pastry cups and then drop a spoonful of Sabra Guacamole into each cup.  Top with a piece of blackened chicken, cherry tomatoes and a slice of red bell pepper.  Boom.  There’s your contribution to this year’s Super Bowl party!  (I included a quick recipe for Cajun seasoning, but feel free to make this recipe even easier by using your favorite store-bought Cajun or blackened seasoning.)

Guacamole + gameday = win! These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!I’ve always turned to Sabra for delicious hummus, but Sabra also makes one heck of a delicious guacamole, too!  And as if you needed another reason to pick up guacamole and hummus for this year’s big game, Sabra is running a Buy, Snap, Score promotion through February 15, 2016.  Just buy Sabra and Stacy’s Pita Chips together, snap a picture of the receipt and score a $5 gift card!

Guacamole + gameday = win! These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!How do you plan on watching the big game this year?

How much guacamole do you plan on eating?  (I bet it’s not as much as me…)

Guacamole + gameday = win! These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!

Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites

Guacamole + gameday = win!  These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 40kcal

Ingredients

For the Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper

For the Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites

  • 24 mini phyllo cups
  • 8 oz. Sabra Guacamole
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes diced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced

Instructions

For the Cajun Seasoning

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl; stir until well combined.

For the Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites

  • Bake the puff pastry cups according to package directions; set aside.
  • Heat grill pan (indoors) or grill (outdoors) to medium heat.
  • Rub both sides of the chicken breast with the Cajun Seasoning.
  • Place chicken in grill pan and cook over medium heat until done, flipping once (~6-7 minutes per side).
  • Once chicken is fully cooked, slice in half lengthwise. Cut one half into larger ¾” bites. Dice other half into smaller pieces.
  • Place one larger piece of chicken at the bottom of each phyllo cup. Using 2 spoons, fill each puff pastry cup with guacamole. Top with diced tomatoes, bell pepper and remaining blackened chicken.

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32 Comments

  1. I’m just no excited about another Patriots Super Bowl. Tom Brady has been there too many times, and I’m sad about it. Give someone else a turn, Tom! Share!
    These do look good. The consolation prize for not having your team play is eating great food, and this fits the bill perfectly!

    1. I think you might have spoken too soon, Mir! Tom decided his season was over yesterday, and I’m pretty excited about Peyton playing in another Super Bowl. I’ve always liked Peyton. But I like Super Bowl parties and Super Bowl food more. 🙂

  2. Your Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are so cute, and although easy to make, I guess I’ll be spending most of my day in the kitchen, making batches and batches, since when people gather to watch the game, they don’t notice how much they eat, and these delicious and cute looking Bites will be gone before the game starts 🙂

    1. Haha! At first, I was like “No way, Muna…these aren’t that hard to make!” But then if you need to make batches upon batches upon batches, then maybe that would take a bit of time. But it would so be worth it! And I agree with you…bite-sized is the best when it comes to party food!

  3. Hi David! I love apps any time! Taking a cue from Nagi I’ve been using wonton wrappers to make crispy little cups for apps. Sabra makes good stuff! PS We still have our snow and 6-10″ more is on the way!!! I wore boots today for the first time since we moved here – took me 20 minutes to find them! 🙂

    1. Wonton wrappers make great cups for appetizers! They’re easy and perfectly sized for finger food. And yes, I totally agree…I love Sabra’s hummus, and their guacamole is right up there on the list now, too! Haha, I’m totally picturing you digging through the closet looking for your snow boots. Hopefully you still have a snow shovel somewhere, too! 🙂

    1. Wait…I can’t have a Superb Bowl without these Bites? Or I can’t have a Superb Bowl without Beyonce and Chris Martin? That’s an important distinction here, Jeff!

  4. I kinda wished I lived in the States, just so I could take part in the whole Super Bowl thing, it sounds like an amazing community spirited event! Still, I guess I could make this guac appetizer and eat it while watching my fave TV show? haha

    1. Yeah, the Super Bowl is a unique thing, Lucie. You don’t even have to be a football fan because the halftime show and the commercials are all entertaining enough by themselves. Plus, Super Bowl parties mean Super Bowl food! You could totally make this guac appetizer and watch your favorite show! The football is just an afterthought to the delicious food anyways. Haha!

    1. Oh, I imagine your Super Bowl party is going to be off the chain this year, mate! It’s going to be your first one, and I just know it’s going to be epic. Touch. down. = touchdown!

    1. Hey, you don’t need to be a football fan to enjoy a Super Bowl party. (I also just wrote foodbowl…haha!) These guacamole bites are delicious, Dawn…maybe make a batch and turn on your favorite show instead? 🙂

  5. I am all about tasty Super Bowl apps and this year we are supposed to go watch it at a friend’s house and I’m gonna try my darndest to out eat you – where guac is concerned! Of course I might have to call in sick because I’d probably have a food hangover – but really – is that the worst hangover to have?!
    BTW – these little bites sound delicious – am sending this recipe to my friend to see if I can guilt her into being the hostess with the mostest appetizers that is!
    Hope y’all stay warm and safe David – heard Jonas is up in y’alls neck of the woods now!

    1. Oh it’s on now, Shashi! It’s Guac Bowl 2016. Me vs. You. 🙂 And for the record, I think it’s totally ok to call in the next day…we don’t want to have any excuses for why I beat you, right? Haha! We escaped Jonas actually. It petered out a couple of hours south of here, and we ended up with absolutely nothing. I was almost jealous at all of the snow on tv. Almost.

    1. Yeah, I agree, Kathy! But the commercials are usually only good in the first half. By the time the second half rolls around, it’s usually safe to take a trip to the snack table for more guac during those commercials! 🙂

  6. Oh those are adorable! I could eat guacamole everyday, even more during special events (like football, when I’m usually so bored that I hang by the food area. Can you blame me? I’m a soccer girl! Ha!), so I’m definitely one of the people contributing to the 10 million pounds consumed during Super Bowl! lol

    1. Hey, there is nothing wrong with hanging around by the food table during the Super Bowl! But then again, the halftime show and commercials aren’t too shabby. Here’s to 10 million pounds of guac again this year! 10 million pounds!! 🙂

  7. I like anything with paprika and / or cayenne pepper!! I add 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper to luke warm water every morning before I eat or drink anything, I read about it, it´s really good for you (side not..haha). These bites look so good (and cute!!).

    1. So I’m really intrigued by this cayenne pepper in your water every morning. I can’t say that I’ve heard that one before, but I have heard that cayenne is good for you. So let’s just add an extra pinch of the good stuff to these tasty guac cups, ok? 🙂

    1. Tell me about it, Dannii! I’d have to invite a few complete strangers to get to 17 at our party. Maybe they’re counting some of those big parties at bars or something. Otherwise I have no idea how they’re getting that number up there so high! Either way, let’s hang out and eat some guac cups, ok? 🙂

  8. Bring on Game Day and all the apps I am ready! These little mini phyllo cups are perfect and what a fantastic way to fill them here Dave. Have you been able to pick up Mexican Oregano yet, just to see the difference? Let me know and I can hook you up.

    1. Nope, no Mexican oregano yet…but I would love to try it! I’m a big fan of oregano for sure. What can I hook you up with from the Northeast in return? 🙂 Also, these phyllo bites are indeed perfect for the Super Bowl! Happy Monday, Kevin!

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