by Olena

Cucumber Bites with Buffalo Chicken

by Olena

If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!

I attended a New Year’s party where cucumber bites “flew” off the table. I was really-really surprised since cucumber is a vegetable nobody wants to eat when drinking beer. Morale of the story: if you invite your not so health conscious friends to a Super Bowl party, chances are huge they will love your cucumber bites. Anything buffalo chicken is usually a hit, and it is a huge hit when creamy hot sauce chicken meets cool and refreshing cucumber. My 11 year old went nuts for these.

I don’t have a huge passion for cooking appetizers because many are so unhealthy or healthy ones take forever to make. These cucumber appetizers are none of the above – quickly slice cucumber, pull out pre-cooked chicken from fridge or freezer (we all have that on hand more often than not), stir and assemble. Add-ons wise, cucumber bites are highly customizable too. Come on, let me show you.

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How to Make Cucumber Bites

If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!
Cucumber bites is the case when chubbiness is welcome with open arms. The chubbier the cucumber, the better.

Trim ends of cucumber and cut into 0.5 inch thick slices. If you would like pretty lines like mine, before slicing peel skin with a vegetable peeler lengthwise every 45 degrees. Set aside.
If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!
Use homemade cooked chicken breasts as store bought are convenient but extremely high in sodium. To cook chicken breasts, either sear covered, cook in Instant Pot or boil for a stock. Anything works.

When in a rush developing a recipe, I always swear I will buy pre-cooked chicken and when I get to the store my hands just can’t do it.
If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!

If you don’t like blue cheese, don’t use it – add more onion. If you like more hot sauce – go for it, knock yourself out.

If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed! If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, yogurt, hot sauce, blue cheese, onion and pepper; stir well.

If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!

Arrange cucumber slices in a single layer on a serving platter.

Using 2 forks, scoop amount of chicken mixture not wider than a cucumber slice and rather tall, place on a cucumber slice and repeat with remaining slices. Any leftovers – you are allowed to eat.

If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!
Make Ahead: You can totally do that.  Best way is to refrigerate chicken mixture in an airtight container for up to 2 days and assemble before serving. If you got any leftovers, refrigerate them for up to 24 hours. Cucumbers will leak and lose their crunch a bit but still will be delish.

And ground black pepper on top. No human has been born yet to convince me I shouldn’t do it EVERY. SINGLE. MEAL.

Enjoy!
If you don't know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!

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Cucumber Bites with Buffalo Chicken

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If you don’t know what to serve a crowd, make these easy cucumber bites appetizers where spicy creamy chicken meets crunchy juicy cucumber. Everyone will love, guaranteed!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 45 bites

Ingredients

  • 2 long English cucumbers
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt (2%+ fat)
  • 4 tbsp Frank’s red hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3 green onion sprigs, finely chopped
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Trim the ends of cucumbers and cut into 0.5 inch thick slices. If you would like pretty lines like mine, before slicing peel skin with a vegetable peeler lengthwise every 45 degrees. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, yogurt, hot sauce, blue cheese, onion and pepper; stir well.
  3. Arrange cucumber slices in a single layer on a serving platter. Using 2 forks, scoop amount of chicken mixture not wider than a cucumber slice and rather tall, place on a cucumber slice and repeat with remaining slices. Any leftovers – you are allowed to eat.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate chicken mixture in an airtight container for up to 2 days and assemble before serving. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 24 hours.

Notes

*The chubbier the cucumber, the better. Use homemade cooked chicken breasts as store bought are convenient but extremely high in sodium. To cook chicken breasts, either sear covered, cook in Instant Pot or boil for a stock. Anything works. If you don’t like blue cheese, don’t use it – add more onion. If you like more hot sauce – go for it.

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  1. This recipe was so easy! I used canned chicken. I know not that healthy but better than chicken wings.