Santa Fe Chicken Bites

Santa Fe Chicken Bites made with couscous, salsa, chicken, and cheese. Simple bite sized appetizer perfect for any occasion!

Santa Fe Chicken Bites are the perfect cheesy appetizer for any occasion! These bite sized chicken appetizers are loaded with everything that makes Mexican food great and topped with sour cream and cilantro. YUM!

Santa Fe Chicken Bites made with couscous, salsa, chicken, and cheese. Simple bite sized appetizer perfect for any occasion!On this journey to learn how to cook, one of my favorite things I’ve learned is how to balance flavor combinations.  It’s fun to play around with ingredients that might not necessarily be paired together, and make them taste delicious! Creativity in the kitchen can almost be a form of therapy.  Nothing better than trying something outside of the box, and having it be a big hit.

These Santa Fe Chicken Bites are a small, pop-able, surprise favorite at our house.

Super easy to make, and gone in a flash.  Perfect for any occasion!

Santa Fe Chicken Bites made with couscous, salsa, chicken, and cheese. Simple bite sized appetizer perfect for any occasion!The secret ingredient that might be a surprise?? Couscous.  I know, strange.  But somehow perfect.  I’m pretty proud of these little bad boys!

Santa Fe Chicken Bites made with couscous, salsa, chicken, and cheese. Simple bite sized appetizer perfect for any occasion!I can’t really take credit for the creativity of this flavor combination.  It came to me because of a super fun contest (that you should totally enter too!) inspired by the TV Show, Chopped! Sargento® is hosting a “Chopped At Home” Challenge and the winner will win $10,000!!! The rules are simple…create a dish using the required ingredients, and you could win! Fun, delicious, and easy.  My kind of deal indeed.  The ingredients in my “basket” were chicken, couscous, salsa, and Sargento Off The Block 4 Cheese Mexican Blend.  The Off The Block 4 Cheese Mexican Blend Cheese is seriously one of my favorite types of shredded cheese.  It’s SO fresh, flavorful, and creamy.  I knew I would like this contest, because, well it centers around cheese.  And we all know I love cheese.

Santa Fe Chicken Bites made with couscous, salsa, chicken, and cheese. Simple bite sized appetizer perfect for any occasion!What started out as a fun contest, became one of my new favorite go-to appetizers! I love it when that happens! Click HERE to find out exactly how to enter the contest, and please leave your recipes in the comments if you enter! I would love to hop on the site and vote for you!!

Santa Fe Chicken Bites made with couscous, salsa, chicken, and cheese. Simple bite sized appetizer perfect for any occasion!Good luck!!!

Santa Fe Chicken Bites made with couscous, salsa, chicken, and cheese. Simple bite sized appetizer perfect for any occasion!

Santa Fe Chicken Bites

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

Yields 16

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Sargento Off the Block 4 Cheese Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese, divided
  • 16 premade fillo cups
  • 2 cups cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, shredded or chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cooked couscous
  • sour cream and cilantro for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine the couscous, chicken, salsa, and 1/2 cup cheese in a large bowl.
  2. Fill each fillo cup with about a tablespoon of the chicken mixture
  3. Top each cup with more shredded cheese
  4. Place cups on a foil lined baking sheet and set under broiler for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly
  5. Top with sour cream and cilantro and serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
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Available in 30 versatile varieties, unique blends and distinct cuts, Sargento Shredded Cheese is always cut from blocks of 100% real, natural cheese. For more inspiration, check out the Sargento Pinterest page Pinterest.com/sargentocheese/ or visit Sargento.com for more information. The Chopped at Home Challenge gives viewers a chance to create their best recipe using the selected basket ingredients, including Sargento Shredded Cheese, for a chance to win $10,000!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sargento. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Comments

Ashley
Oh gosh, I feel like I would just keep popping these little bites and not be able to stop! They sound awesome with the couscous!
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What a unique and tasty looking appetizer! Pinned!
Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
Ummmmm.... if I were to vote right now you'd win the chopped at home contest with these santa fe chicken bites, they look absolutely awesome! YUM, love the flavor combinations, and legit am going to be making these super soon!

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