Sedona Appetizer Bites
A filling rich with chicken, cheese and chilies surrounded by golden, crisp phyllo dough
30 min.prep time
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeño chiles
2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken breast
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup sour cream
6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
18 (18x14-inch) sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
Salsa, if desired
- To make ahead, prepare appetizers as directed above except do not bake. Wrap in plastic food wrap; place into a large resealable freezer container. At serving time, heat oven to 350°F. Place desired number of appetizers onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 12-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with salsa, if desired.
- Phyllo dough is extremely thin, papery layers of pastry dough used in Greek and mid-Eastern recipes. It dries out quickly, so brush each layer with melted butter as the sheets are stacked. It is best to keep the unused sheets of dough covered with a damp towel while assembling a recipe using phyllo. Phyllo dough can be found in the freezer section of most supermarkets. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator; thawing at room temperature may cause the sheets of dough to stick together.