Chicken Mini Tarts

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Who said a dog is a man’s best friend. We have a pet Persian cat Fluffy. Actually she is my daughter’s pet. We brought her home when she was just a month old and both of them have literally grown up together. They are the best of friends and can’t stand a word against each other 🙂 Fluffy is the first to greet my daughter when she is back from school, strokes her palm whenever she is sad and comes running to her whenever my daughter calls out her name (she never responds to anyone else in the family). Fluffy is seven now and supervises my daughter whenever she is trying her hand in the kitchen. One thing which particularly amused me recently was when during my daughter’s school exams, whenever my daughter took a break from studying, Fluffy would mew and mew and lead her back to the study table. Why I am mentioning our cat here is because while I am writing my Chicken tart recipe, my daughter is trying to feed her seven year old fully grown cat with a baby feeding bottle   she procured from somewhere  and what amused me even more is that Fluffy is really enjoying this extra attention 🙂

IMG-20140805-WA0039[1] Chicken Mini tarts are an all time favorite  at my home. They are very easy to make and can be an awesome tea time snack. I am planning to take these to the  Fiesta Friday hosted by Angie @ The Novice Gardener Jhuls@The Not So CreativeCookSelma@Selma’s Table, and Alex@Dinner Daydreams. 

For the tartlets:

  • 250 g Flour
  • 125  g Butter
  • 1 Egg
  •  1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Dried Oregano
  • 1 Egg yolk

Cut butter into cubes. Make sure it is chilled. Add flour and mix well with your fingers or in a food processor. Add the egg and knead into a smooth dough. Wrap in a cling film and refrigerate for at least half an hour. Divide it into 12 portions and roll each one of them (except 2) into circles so as to fit into  the mini tart molds. Silicone molds are my favorite. Prick the base with a fork and brush with egg yolk. Bake at 180 º C  for 10-15 minutes.

For the filling:

  • 1 cup boiled and shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn kernels boiled
  • 1/4 cup capsicum/bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion diced fine
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp. mixed dry herbs
  • 1 tbsp. oil

Put oil in a wok and saute the onions till translucent. Add capsicum, chicken, corn and the tomato. Season with salt, pepper and herbs. You can add cheese at this point if you are unmindful of the extra calories. Take off heat immediately and spoon into the tarts.

Roll out the two portions of dough you have kept aside into rectangular shapes and cut out thin strips from them. Cover the filled tarts with these strips in a crisscross  or checkered fashion. Brush with egg yolk and bake for  10 minutes or till the top crust is baked.

Serve hot and Enjoy…..

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64 thoughts on “Chicken Mini Tarts

  1. Such a cute cat you have here! ❤
    Mini version are so great to bring to the party. I hope you brought enough as I am sure these will be gone so soon. 😀

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend! 🙂

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    1. My daughter is going to be very happy to take the compliments on her cat 🙂
      Thanks for having me on. And I have definitely brought enough for everyone at the party 🙂

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    1. Wow thanks ! I did add some cheese for those who are unmindful of the calories. Please join us at Angie’s party. I am taking my tarts there 🙂

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  2. wow
    one more tart
    we should celebrate silver jublee of recipies
    you deserve to be on panel of advisers to cheffs
    All the best

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  3. The name chicken mini tarts just sounds good. I’d pop those suckers in my mouth one by one and keep going. They look great! And what a cute kitty!! Adorable.

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    1. Wow! Thankyou. 🙂 I made a big batch of them. You can have as many as you like.
      And tx again for stopping by. My blog has been missing your presence 😉

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      1. Those would definitely be good at a dinner party, that’s for sure. But I’m not so sure I’d share so I may need to rethink that one. 😉

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    1. Thanks for being such a wonderful host. I love being at your party. My daughter is flattered to hear such a nice compliment. She is sending you a big hug and thanks

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  4. So while I can’t eat this due to allergies, it looks delicious and I love the top! And, I’m in love with your silicone cups that look like flowers. I need to find some as cute as those. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Fluffy is such a pretty kitty! We have a cat too…love kitties! Loved reading your post…the baby bottle had me laughing!

    These chicken mini tarts look really good! Very creative!

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  6. Fluffy is beautiful. Ginger + Buddy still prefer the saying “dog’s are a man’s best friend”. Although, I am not sure they consider themselves dogs.

    The tarts are gorgeous; nicely done dough.

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    1. Yeah Thank you about Fluffy. My daughter is really enjoying all the praises heaped on her cat. Every time she hears a nice word she goes and gives Fluffy a big hug <3. I am sure your Ginger and Buddy get a lot of love from you ❤ . Brushing with the egg yolk brought a well done look to them. Thanks for stopping by and appreciating. Have a nice day ….

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  7. MMMMM These look wonderful, I love things that are portion-sized like this, I always make recipes that way! Your cat is beautiful!!!!!

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    1. Portion sizes are great for parties. Saves the hostess a great deal of work 🙂
      Thanks about fluffy. Both my girl and her pet are having a great time listening to these words of appreciation. a big hug from them ❤

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