This quick appetizer for parties made a delicious lunch today. Had a small amount of cream cheese to use up and decided to onion it up a bit and make a spread for serving with crunchy pork rinds. I don’t usually like dips and such on pork rinds, but THIS onion-y combo with chicken really did it for me! The crunch came though without so much pork rind taste. This recipe is a keeper for us. I will definitely make this again. For parties, just triple the recipe (using the entire can of chicken meat) to make approximately 60 taste bites for your guests.
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2 oz. cream cheese, softened
¼ c. sour cream
1/3 can (13 oz.) chicken breast (water + salt pack only, I use Sam’s brand)
1 T. dehydrated minced onion flakes, toasted
¼ tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. each: turmeric, paprika, and garlic powder
½ tsp. granular Splenda or other sweetener (optional)
20 small bite-size pork rinds
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Place onion flakes on baking pan and bake about 8 minutes just long enough to lightly toast. Remove from oven and add the flakes to a medium mixing bowl. Drain chicken broth off the meat into a dish for another use. I like to drizzle it on my dog’s kibble, which she just loves! Spoon out 1/3 of the chicken meat into your mixing bowl (reserve rest for another use). Flake meat a bit with a fork. Add softened cream cheese and sour cream. Add all spices and sweetener (if using). Stir mixture well and let sit 5-10 minutes to allow onion flakes to soften a bit and flavors to blend. Spoon about 1 tsp. of the mixture onto the cupped “bowl” side of the 20 pork rinds, placing the tasty treats on your serving platter. Enjoy!
CAUTION: Do not try to be efficient and fill these ahead of time or the pork rinds will get soggy!
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 20 chicken appetizers, each contains:
26 cals, 1.98g fat, 0.50g carbs, 0.04g fiber, 0.45g NET CARBS, 1.55g protein, 41 mg sodium