Chicken-Ham Bites

Hearty bite-size appetizers feature marinated chicken, mushrooms, ham and fresh basil.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 36

2
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces (36 pieces)
1/2
cup Italian dressing
14
to 16 cremini mushrooms, cut into 1/4-inch slices
6
ounces sliced cooked deli ham, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
4
fresh basil leaves, finely sliced

  • 1 Place chicken pieces in shallow bowl. Pour dressing over chicken. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Heat oven to 425°. Line jelly roll pan, 15 1/2x10 1/2x1 inch, with aluminum foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. Place 1 chicken piece on each mushroom slice; wrap with ham strip. Place seam side down (mushroom on bottom) in pan. Drizzle with remaining marinade in bowl.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Place basil on top of each bite. Spear bites with toothpicks if desired.

Expert Tips

To finely slice the basil, stack the basil leaves and cut with a sharp knife into thin strips.

Bake these tasty appetizers up to 24 hours in advance. Transfer them to an ovenproof baking dish; cover and refrigerate. When ready to serve, reheat at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.

Cremini mushrooms are the baby version of the larger portabella mushroom. They're lighter in color and have a milder flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
35
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
90mg
90%;
Total Carbohydrate
1g
1%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.