A keto friendly recipe, loaded chicken bites has dried beef, bacon, and a cream sauce. Click here to jump to the recipe.
This appetizer is a spinoff from a main-meal dish that uses large chicken breasts. This appetizer version uses smaller chicken bites, a dipping sauce, and a shorter cooking time.
This appetizer starts with dried beef. To make all the cutting go quickly, I suggest that you stack the dried beef and use a knife or kitchen scissors to cut all the pieces at one time. The dried beef is cut into four slices like the photo shown below.
The bacon slices should also be stacked and cut into six small pieces like those shown in the photo below. It can be precooked in a microwave (prior to assembling the appetizer) for a couple of minutes to ensure that it gets crispy during the baking time. The recipe details how to do this in a microwave oven.
While the chicken pieces cook for 25 minutes, the sauce is heated on the stovetop for about five minutes.
Loaded chicken bites are a hearty choice that disappear quickly around a hungry crowd!