Guacamole + gameday = win! These Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites are the perfect Super Bowl appetizer!
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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?
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!
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.)
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!
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…)
Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites
For the Cajun Seasoning
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.
Disclosure: This Blackened Chicken Guacamole Bites post was sponsored by Sabra, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!