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Rowes of Curried Chicken Bites

Curried Chicken Bites

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Curried Chicken Bites are colorful, a bit spicy (depending on how much curry powder you use), a bit earthy, and super flavorful. They are easy to prepare, make ahead two-bite appetizers that are sure to please!

  • Yield: 24 to 36 bites 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 24 to 36 cherry tomatoes – number needed depends on size of tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large green onion, finely chopped (white, light green and some of the dark green part), plus more for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mango chutney, chopping any large pieces of mango
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (or more, depending on how strong your curry powder is)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. Cut the non-stem ends off the tomatoes. Remove core and seeds (I use a grapefruit spoon or the small end of a melon baller). Place tomatoes upside down on paper towels to drain.
  2. Place the chicken, almonds, cream cheese, onion, mayonnaise, chutney, curry powder and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse just until blended.
  3. Lightly season prepared tomatoes with salt and pepper. Spoon in the chicken mixture. Garnish with finely chopped green onion. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend.


Make ahead: Filling can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated, or up to 1 month ahead and frozen.

?Variation with toasted coconut: Prepare chicken filling as above. Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in toasted coconut (place 1/2 cup shredded coconut on a large rimmed cookie sheet and bake until lightly toasted, around 7 to 10 minutes. Cool.)

Variation with filo cups: Prepare chicken filling as above. Toast 24 to 36 purchased filo cups per package directions and fill.

  • Author: (By Lee Clayton Roper)
  • Category: make ahead, easy entertaining, two bite appetizers
  • Method: No cook