Chicken Parm Cups

Welcome to the first recipe of appetizer week! After looking in my fridge, a huge block of fresh parmesan cheese was staring back at me and I wanted to use it!

This little recipe is not only simple, but it’s absolutely adorable. I’m all about presentation! Take an edible bowl to a get together and I promise you will be the hit of the party! I mean really, find me one person who says an edible bowl? Oh no thank you… PLEASE!

Bonus points because it’s only 100 calories! No need to go out and purchase a 100 calorie snack, you have an easy recipe you can whip together in your own home. And much more satisfying than those mini processed cheese snacks that you get 4 of šŸ˜‰

For this recipe you will need (makes 1 cup):

-1 Tablespoon of grated fresh Parmesan cheese
-pepper
-1 ounce of chicken breast, cooked, chopped
-1 Tablespoon of tomato sauce (no salt added)
-sprinkle of fresh basil

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Grate fresh Parmesan cheese. I did mostly the fine side of the grater, but a little bit of the bigger one too! Watch those fingers! I ended up with a bandaid because I’m an aggressive cheese grater, ouch! šŸ™

I like the big blocks!

I like the big blocks!

Mix in some freshly ground pepper

Mmmm Parmesan Cheese!

Mmmm Parmesan Cheese!

Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet and spray with a little olive oil spray. Spread the parmesan cheese in small flat circles

Little circles!

Little circles!

Place in the oven for 6 minutes. These will start to bubble!

Cheesy Bubbly goodness!

Cheesy Bubbly goodness!

Let cool for no more than 30 seconds. With a spatula, peel off parchment paper and drape over the top of a shot glass, mini muffin tin, or… get creative!

I don’t drink so I didn’t have a shot glass, I didn’t have a mini muffin tin, so I used a little ketchup bottle I had saved as a souvenir from one of my trips!

It's about the size of a shot glass, definitely worked!

It’s about the size of a shot glass, definitely worked!

Once it has completely cooled, remove it and you end up with a cute little bowl!

How insanely cute is this?

How insanely cute is this?

Get ready to fill this!

Crispy and Salty!

Crispy and Salty!

Take 1 ounce of cooked chopped chicken breast and fill the cup

Chopped chicken

Chopped chicken

Next take a Tablespoon of tomato sauce and pour over the chicken

No salt needed in the tomato sauce because the parm is already salty!

No salt needed in the tomato sauce because the parm is already salty!

Sprinkle a little fresh basil and you have a beautiful Chicken Parm Cup! Creative huh? I thought so!

Chicken Parm Cups- 100 calories!

Chicken Parm Cups- 100 calories!

One cup has: 100 calories, 3.6 grams of fat, 3.6 grams of carbs, and 12 grams of protein. Yay for that protein! šŸ™‚

Bring these to your next office party/baby shower/engagement party, etc!

Love this bowl!

Love this bowl!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. these are so adorable!

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