Hey Tyson Grilled & Ready

Dear Tyson® Grilled & Ready®,
Ever since I was asked by the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program if I wanted to try your products, I became a little curious.  Of course I wanted to try!  I was really excited when I was sent a coupon to purchase either chicken or steak products and I quickly began dreaming of delicious things I’d create.  Pasta, sandwiches, salads…my creativity was working overtime.  But then it came to me.  Create my favorite part of a meal…an appetizer!
So here is my creation.  I hope you like what I’ve done with you.  I’m not too worried because everyone raved about how delicious you tasted!

 

Grilled Chicken Artichoke Pepper Crostini
Yields: 30 appetizer bites
Preheat oven to 350°
You will need:
•1 baguette
•4 TBS EVOO
•¼ cup light mayo
 •6 oz. of roasted red peppers
•6 oz. of quartered artichoke hearts
•About 10 strips of chicken
•1 yellow onion
1.)    Begin by slicing the baguette in thin slices.  I had around 30 pieces.  Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle EVOO on bread.  Bake for 12 minutes or until crispy.

2.)    Meanwhile, combine mayo and roasted red peppers in a food processor.  Make sure the peppers are dried well to prevent the spread from becoming too runny.  Taste to make sure there is a good balance between the ingredients.  Next, add the artichoke hearts.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble crostini.

3.)    Put chicken in a sauce pan until evenly heated.  While the chicken is getting ready, slice the onion into thin rings.  Sautee onions with cooking spray and remove once they are golden brown and soft.

4.)    To assemble, begin by taking a piece of the bread, adding enough of the pepper  spread to evenly coat, top with half of a chicken strip, then the onions.

So, Tyson® Grilled & Ready®, what do you think?  I love how easy you are to prepare and that you are 98% fat-free and contain no preservatives.  Not to mention that I could have eaten all of the Grilled Chicken Artichoke Pepper Crostini!  My only complaint?  I wish you had been around when I was in college!