With the remnants of the first snow still lingering on the ground, it's hard to forget the impending winter. With the television devoted solely to sports, it's hard to forget that it's Sunday. Football and winter blahs are both in full tilt which makes today's creation just what the doctor ordered. Bite-sized pie crusts filled with spicy pesto chicken are a flavorful game time snack as well as a culinary panacea. Perched on a flaky crust and topped with mozzarella, this chicken mixture is irresistible. The intoxicating smell of roasted shallots, garlic, and peppers permeates your sinuses. Your stomach is warmed by the chili flakes, the savory herbs infuse your breath. Each bite makes you hungry for another. Winner, winner... chicken dinner.
To make chicken mixture for mini pies:
1 cooked chicken breast (chopped)
1 roasted yellow onion
1 roasted shallot
1/2 roasted yellow pepper
4 cloves roasted garlic
red pepper flakes
handful of blanched almonds
drizzle of olive oil
Put everything in the food processor and pulse until incorporated. Dollop into pie crusts and bake in a 400 degree oven.