These tasty, bite-sized treats made with Minute® Brown & Wild Rice can be easily prepared in the microwave.
Perfect for a potluck or party, these bite-sized appetizers are creamy, filling, and loaded with flavor. Made with Minute® Ready to Serve Brown & Wild Rice, they also pack whole grains into each tasty morsel.
Heat rice according to package directions.
Stir together rice, Cheddar, chicken, cream cheese, sour cream, red pepper, half the chives and Dijon in a microwave-safe bowl.
Place shells on a plate and spoon mixture into shells. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds – 1 minute, until cheese is melted. Garnish cups with remaining chives.
Pin down the chicken and, using two forks, firmly pull in opposite directions. Continue until the chicken is completely shredded.
Cut deboned chicken into chunks and place in the bowl of a standard mixer with the paddle attachment. Process for a few seconds on medium-low speed until the chicken is perfectly shredded.
After the chicken has cooled, pull it apart with your bare hands. This way you can control the size of the pieces. This is also a fun way to get your kids involved in the preparation process!
Some other ideas for shredded chicken are: sandwiches, add it to nachos or serve it cold. Try some in our Balsamic Chicken Rice Bowl.
Cutting chives is easy provided that you have a fresh plant to work with. You will need a cutting board and either a chef’s knife or kitchen shears to snip the stalks to your preferred size.