Happy Monday guys! The recipe of the day is Mozzarella & Parmesan Chicken Bites with Spinach. I made these Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Bites in a muffin tray and baked them in the oven. They tasted so succulent and fresh and were gone too quickly. Even my daughter loved them! She actually thought they are even more delicious than her favourite chicken nuggets. And there was spinach in them too, lots of it, which she didn’t mind at all. I was really surprised that she ate them without even saying anything about the ‘green stuff’. Point for mummy then! :-)I need to add this recipe to the list with her favourite recipes now, which is quite short at the moment. 🙂
As I mentioned, these Chicken & Spinach Bites are actually made in the oven. There’s no frying involved (which I’m not big fan of) and still they taste as they’re deep-fried.
I thought I was actually making too many of them but it turned out they were not enough at all. I wanted to have some for today too but that was not the case. 🙂
They’re perfect for snacking or as a main. We had our Chicken & Spinach Bites with Quinoa which was very delicious combination. You can also use them as a starter. They look so cute, I’m sure your friends and family would be quite impressed. Of course, even more impressed with the flavour. 🙂 Now, I could also have these for breakfast, not sure about you though 🙂 It’s probably the fact that they’ve got eggs so it kind of make them a good start of the day too. It doesn’t really matter how and when you’re gonna have them. 🙂 Make a batch of these, refrigerate and enjoy during the week. Or why not take some for lunch in the office? Whatever you do, just make sure you prepare enough so you can enjoy them for longer!
Here’s what you need for these amazing Cheesy Chicken & Spinach bites.
- 2 chicken breasts, finely chopped
- 150g spinach
- 100g Mozzarella cheese, grated
- 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 eggs
- 100g breadcrumbs
- 1tbsp lemon juice
- 1tsp paprika
- 1tsp black pepper
- 2tbsp sunflower oil
- salt to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- In a bowl, add all the ingredients and seasoning and mix well.
- Grease a muffin tray and make small balls from the mixture so they can fit into the muffin tray.
- Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until ready.
Tip: I had my chicken bites with lots of hot sauce, but garlic mayo goes really well with them! Just pick the dip you like and dig in!