These Chicken Stuffed Tomato Bites are an easy gluten and dairy free appetizer for any occasion! Best part? They are no cook, economical and take all of 15 minutes to make a enough for a party!
As I have mentioned previously, one of the hardest courses to make gluten and lactose free is Appetizers. More and more people who are diagnosed with celiac disease are also finding that they are, at least to some extent, lactose intolerant, as well. But you know all of the yummy appetizers with, ooey, gooey, melty cheese. Along with puff pastry and sour cream. Need I say more?
So when I have a gathering that my Mom will attend, I try to make my life easier and come up with tasty appetizers that everyone will enjoy, and that she can eat. It saves me a lot of time.
Of course, the other bonus is that appetizers that are gluten and lactose free are waaaayyy healthier than their ooey, gooey, melty cheese counterparts. So, if you are trying to get healthier, lose all of the sour cream and cheesy appetizers, and do these Chicken Stuffed Tomato Bites, in stead! You won’t be sorry! Here are a few more gf / df appetizers! Strawberry Scallops, Taquitos, Shrimp and Crab Dip, Cranberry Orange Meatballs!
Chicken Stuffed Tomato Bites
It goes without saying that the best time of year to make these is late summer when there are beautiful, plump, juicy, red cherry tomatoes! By me locally a few stores have lovely, red cherry tomatoes all year round but, let’s face it, they don’t hold a candle to fresh ones out of the garden! These Chicken Stuffed Tomato Bites couldn’t be easier. You can use either leftover chicken or canned chicken. Both are perfectly acceptable. A melon baller or a metal 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon work great to scoop the inside of the tomatoes out. Don’t throw the meat and seeds away! Throw them in a freezer bag and place in the freezer for use in soups, stews and pasta dishes!
Cut a little off the bottom of the cherry tomato, if they are very round and will not stand up. To make the chicken salad, add celery and scallions to chicken, along with spices. Mix with mayonnaise and then stuff the tomatoes with the chicken salad. Garnish with parsley and scallions and refrigerate until use. Best fresh, but will hold in the refrigerator at least 24 hours. A great altenative to the chicken is using seafood, too! Shrimp, Crab or a mixture of the two is amazing!
So that’s all that’s to it! Fresh and delicious! I hope you enjoyed the recipe today for Chicken Stuffed Tomato Bites! Leave a comment down below. Click on the old social share buttons! Enjoy! And have fun cooking!
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Chicken Stuffed Tomato Bites Appetizers
- 1 quart ripe cherry tomatoes
- 1 cup cooked chicken or use canned chicken
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp celery, diced fine
- 2 tbsp scallions, diced fine
- 1 tsp celery seed
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- Scoop the insides out tomatoes with a measuring spoon or melon baller. If tomatoes won’t stand up, slice just a little bit off the bottom to flatten them out.
- Mix chicken with the rest of ingredients well.
- Stuff each tomato with the chicken salad. Refrigerate until use.
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Looking forward to making this for my daughter and future son-in-law’s engagement party next week.
They are so easy and very tasty! Let us know how everyone likes them.
I would be scoffing up more than my share of these chicken stuffed tomatoes Beth. You’d probably have to take the platter away from me. I love chicken salad with tomatoes! I can’t wait to make your recipe!
Haha! Thanks, Elaine! I love the combination of chicken and tomatoes!
I’m pretty fortunate that nobody in our extended family has extreme dietary restrictions, so I’ve never really thought about how difficult it can be to make diet-friendly appetizers. These stuffed tomatoes are PERFECT and I’ll have to remember them in case someone has diet restrictions.
It is difficult, at best! These are great, even for those without any dietary restrictions!
Yummo! Two of my favorite things in 1 bite! Chicken salad & tomatoes 🙂
Thanks Colleen! They are pretty awesome together!
Loved your idea to stuff tomatoes with chicken salad! Loved this concept 🙂 Chicken mayo salad is common at my place would try this next.
It’s actually very good for lunch with a larger tomato too! Thank you Prasanna!
What a dainty little appetizer, and perfect for the Christmas party season!
They would be pretty for Christmas, wouldn’t they? Thanks Bintu!
This is the perfect appetizer for the upcoming holidays!
Thank you Jacque! They are very easy and quite delicious!
Edyta at Innocent Delight
What a great idea to stuff little tomatoes with chicken salad. I will be making it for my next party.
Thank you Edyta! I’m glad you liked the post and I hope you enjoy them!
I am always looking for some new easy party food options and these are definitely a keeper. They wouldn’t last long in our house.
Glad you enjoyed them, thanks Dannii! Thanks for your comment!
What a delightfully colorful appetizer. They look pretty easy to make. I may try subbing some tuna in for the chicken and making them for Thanksgiving.
Tuna or any other seafood would be fantastic, Alicia! Thanks for your comment!
What a unique idea! Looks like this would be a delicious and filling appetizer
Thanks, Regina! They are quite yummy! They would be great for a light lunch, as well!
Such a cute (pretty, rather) little appetizer! My son is gluten-free and this would be great for him!
Thank you, Valentina! It is difficult to be gluten free at parties, for sure!