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Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bites

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bites {Little Leopard Book}

It’s always a chore when I visit my family to find something to cook that fits everyone’s culinary preferences and dietary needs.

My Mom, as I’ve mentioned before, is the pickiest eater alive.  My brother has Celiac disease, therefore maintains a strictly gluten-free diet.

Trying to find something she will eat AND he can eat is a struggle sometimes.

Luckily, my bestie called me up and told me she was having a small last-minute get-together and needed to use the ingredients she had on hand to make a few appetizers.  I gave her the idea for Chicken Parmesan Bites, then decided to make them myself because it was something I could easily make gluten-free and something my Mom would actually like!

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Appetizer

I served them at the holiday party I hosted at my parent’s house last week along side Buffalo Chicken Dip and Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini’s.

My Mom ate a whole plate full, so I guess she approves!

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bite Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • ½ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 package (8 oz) fresh mozzarella pearls
  • 4 cups chunky tomato marinara

Begin by cutting the chicken breasts into small cubes.

Chicken Appetizer Bites

Next, combine the breadcrumbs, basil, thyme, oregano and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add the chicken cubes and roll in the mixture.

Remove the chicken from the seasoned breadcrumbs, top with one mozzarella pearl and skewer with a toothpick.

Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan Bites

Place into a baking dish and cover with the marinara sauce.

Chicken Parmesan Bites

Place into a 400° oven for 20-25 minutes.

Mini Chicken Parmesan Appetizer Bites

Place on a serving bowl or tray and dig in!

Mini Chicken Parmesan Appetizer

These would be great at an Italian Tapas Party with Bruschetta, Caprese Salad Wraps and Mini Cannoli’s!

Chicken Parmesan Bites

♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute tofu for chicken.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

**Gluten-free breadcrumbs can be found at most major grocery stores.  You can also use rice Chex cereal put through a food processor to form a fine crumb mixture if gluten-free breadcrumbs are not available.