Chicken Croustades

09 September 2014

Chicken Croustades

Chicken Croustades

09 September 2014
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
12
Serves
4-6 Person
Type
Cuisine
Origin

A croustade is a French culinary term meaning a crust or pie-crust of any type. Usually they are made of flaky pastry or puff pastry, but they are made of bread as well, making them bread croustades. I found these little snack bites amazingly simple and great for parties. 

Utensil/ Appliance

Oven preheated @ 180°C. And 12 hole mini-muffin tin.

Ingredients

  • Cooked chicken: 1 boneless, skinless cooked chicken breast
  • Mayonaise: 2 tbsp
  • Parsley: 1 tsp chopped and 12 small leaves to garnish
  • Mustard: 1 tsp whole-grain mustard
  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

For the Croustade baskets:

  • Bread: 12 slices of bread cut out from brown bread or white bread slice with a pastry cutter
  • Olive oil/ Butter: 3 tbsp melted

Method

To make the bread croustade baskets cut out circles from bread slices and flatten them with a rolling pin. Brush with butter or oil on one side and push them in the muffin tin oiled side down (See pics). Bake in the pre-heated oven for 12 minutes or until brown and crispy. Take them out and cool them on a wire rack. For the filling, shred the chicken and  mix all the ingredients. Take a spoonful and fill up the baskets. Garnish with a small leaf and serve within one hour of filling.