Chicken Pesto Party Bites
Almond Basil Pesto
  • 2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 2-3 garlic clove
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • ⅓ cup almonds
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Few drops of lime juice
  • Few tbsps water to thin it out
  • 10-15 Flaxseed artisan Nut Thins (These are by Blue Diamond but if you can't find them, use any cracker of your choice)
  • Pesto (recipe above)
  • ½ cup shredded chicken
  • 1 tomato, chopped finely
  • ¼ red onion, chopped finely
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste
  • Juice of ½ a lime
Almond Basil Pesto
  1. Add all the ingredients of pesto in a blender except water and blend until smooth. Taste and add few drops of water at a time to get the desired consistency.
  2. In a bowl, add chopped tomato & onion. To it add salt, black pepper & lime juice to taste and mix.
  3. Assemble by laying the crackers on a plate. In another bowl, mix shredded chicken with pesto. Place a tbsp of pesto chicken mix on each cracker and top them with onion-tomato mix. Serve immediately.
For shredding chicken at home, simply add chicken pieces in a pot and fill it with water. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for good 10-12 mins or until chicken turns white and on poking there is no redness. Once cool, you can store shredded chicken in ziplock in freezer.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at