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This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All comments and opinions are my own.
‘Tis the season to shoot hoops! Sleeveless jerseys, sweaty palms, baited breath as the ball swooshes through the net. Oh yeah, and chicken! Let’s all just agree right here and now that chicken appetizers should be the official food of basketball season. Seriously, it’s the peanut butter to jelly, the Sam to Diane, or how baby boomers like to think of millennials, the avocado to toast. Watching a game isn’t enjoyable without some bite-sized chicken in hand. And if you need some convincing, then look no further! With a little help from H-E-B and Tyson® Any’tizers® Boneless Chicken Bites, today’s recipe should canonize the scrumptious bird as the sacred food of basketball. This, my friends, is my perfected basketball viewing party appetizer. Buffalo Chicken & Feta Basketball Poppers!
Buffalo Chicken & Feta Basketball Poppers
Prep: 10 min., Cook: 15 min., Yields: 10
Fun, bite-sized treats are essential for hosting an epic night watching the big game. And this recipe is both delicious and ridiculously easy to make. But just in case you don’t believe me, let’s walk through the steps together. So to get started, head on over to your local H-E-B and pick up a package (or two!) of Tyson Any’tizers Boneless Chicken Bites – Buffalo Style for your basketball game get-together. You’ll find them in the freezer aisle. And while you are there, you will be able to find everything you need to put together a stellar basketball playoffs party. It’s one of the many reasons I love H-E-B… they have everything from food to party décor to serving dishes, all in one store.
Tyson Any’tizers products are a great entertaining trick to have up your sleeve. They are made with 100% white meat chicken, are protein-packed, and taste delicious. Plus, the Boneless Chicken Bites couldn’t be more convenient for whipping up a great party appetizer.
Enough of my jabbering, let’s get to the step-by-step! Remove 10 pieces of the Tyson Any’tizers Boneless Chicken Bites – Buffalo Style from the bag and defrost. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then roll out the pastry dough on a sheet of parchment paper and cut the sheet into 3×3” squares. Easy enough, right? Crumble 1 teaspoon of feta cheese on a dough square.
Then sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of chopped chives on top.
Place one of the Any’tizers Bites in the center and wrap the dough around the piece to create a ball shape.
Place the popper on the lined baking sheet. Using a sharp knife, lightly cut out the lines of a basketball on the top of the dough.
Brush the popper with honey mustard. And then repeat for the rest of the pieces.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until the poppers are golden brown. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for about 5 minutes. Serve the poppers hot with honey mustard for dipping.
Make sure to pick up all your supplies at H-E-B. It’s a fun and somewhat cheeky way to honor the basketball season, wouldn’t you say?! Let me know what your favorite entertaining appetizers are below and enjoy the basketball season!
For more recipe ideas, visit my ‘Appetizer’ section here!