Chicken Appetizer: Chicken Tartlets with Cranberry Salsa

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Chicken Appetizer: Chicken Tartlets with Cream Cheese and Cranberry Salsa

Enjoy this chicken appetizer for the holidays and beyond!

Enjoy this delicious chicken appetizer that is quicker to make than you might think. These chicken tartlets with cream cheese and cranberry salsa are a tasty starter, you might even want to double the recipe.

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The busy holiday season is upon us and that always means lots of treats and gatherings with family and friends. I love being able to spend time to catch up with everyone and of course enjoying some yummy food. I’m big on snacks this time of the year because let’s face it there’s enough big, tasty meals coming our way so I like to enjoy starts like this tasty chicken appetizer.chicken appetizer chicken tartlets cream cheese cranberry salsaWhile I may enjoy all of those fun holiday gatherings it can be crazy busy so to make things easier for myself I like to use the Chicken App to keep me organized with my grocery list when it comes time to buy all the ingredients I need for various recipes. It’s great because I can easily add to it delete and look up anything in case I decide I need another recipe idea. Even better I added the Chicken App to hubby’s phone and when I need to I can ask him to pick up what we need.

Once you see how quick it is to put this chicken appetizer together you’ll want to PIN this so you can reference it any time you’re ready to make it!chicken appetizer chicken tartlets cream cheese cranberry salsaWe all know that quality matters when it comes to our food, you can literally taste the difference. To me, quality means knowing that there are no hormones in our chicken and that there are high standards for animal care and more. We know we that we get this and more when we only buy chicken raised by a Canadian Chicken Farmer and that it has the label below. 

As my husband and I are both small business owners aka we work for ourselves we also believe in supporting small businesses and our community. We get all of that and more when we buy chicken with the raised by a Canadian farmer logo as shown above. The majority of those farms are family owned and run and this means we’re all supporting and contributing to the Canadian economy. So we’re getting quality chicken that we don’t have to worry about what’s in it and supporting our community, now that’s a win-win. If your local store doesn’t carry chicken with that logo, ask them to bring it in!

Now, who is ready to find out how to make these tasty Chicken Tartlets with Cream Cheese and Cranberry Salsa? Let’s get to it!

chicken appetizer chicken tartlets cream cheese cranberry salsa

Chicken Appetizer: Chicken Tartlets with Cranberry Salsa

  • Author: Michelle - Powered by Mom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Appetizers


A tasty and festive chicken appetizer that is sure to please and easy to make!



  • 2 10.5 oz packages refrigerated flatbread dough (this was the measurements of what was readily available to me, you can sub with a local variety or your own fave flatbread pizza dough recipe)
  • ¾ lb cold, cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries, diced
  • 1 tablespoon red onion, diced
  • ½ serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon roasted pecans, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan or muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Roll out flatbread dough and cut into 24 squares, then line the cups of the tin with one square each.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the cold shredded chicken and cream cheese until thoroughly mixed. Divide the chicken between the dough cups to make even servings. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the flatbread is brown and crisp around the top edges and the chicken is hot and the cream cheese slightly bubbly. Remove from oven.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the cranberries, red onion, serrano pepper, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt and sugar. Stir gently to combine then top each chicken tartlet with a heaping scoop. Garnish with a pinch of pecans and serve warm.

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  1. These look gorgeous and yummy! I always like trying new apps for Christmas. I just saved this to Pinterest for this holiday!

  2. Chicken Appetizer: Chicken Tartlets With Cranberry Salsa would be such a different recipe for me to try. This is super to bring to a fun party!

  3. These appetizers look amazing. I will have to make these the next time we have a get together. I’m excited to give these a try. They sure look good.

  4. These look delicious! and I love that the recipe doesn’t call for many ingredients and seems super easy enough
    to whip together , looking forward to trying this out.

  5. Oooh. This looks so delicious! I’m not a “salsa” person, but I think I would gobble these right up. They would add a pop of color to any meal you eat!

  6. wow awesome recipe to make I think great for company so on to serve love it thanks for sharing

  7. Flagged this recipe a couple weeks ago and finally made it…loved them. The tanginess of the cranberry against the chickn…perfection…thank you🌱

  8. This sounds and looks so good. This would be easy to put together and a short cut for me would be the cranberry relish. Krogers makes one that is so good and would be great as a topping…………… going make

  9. These sound so good. Great party appetizer which I am sure most people would love. I can’t wait to give these a try. Thank you so much for sharing. Happy New Years. God Bless

  10. My fave chicken appetizer recipe is mini Chicken Artichoke Parm Quiche. It is so easy to make, healthy and the perfect bite-size finger food.

  11. My favourite chicken appetizer is chicken nuggets. We would have a few different dipping sauce so everyone gets their favouites.

  12. I like the recipe for Baked Chicken Nachos with Tomatillo Salsa as an easy to prepare appetizer when other dishes or recipes in the meal might be difficult or complicated.

  13. I love chicken, cream cheese and cranberries. I’ve got to try this recipe. I may try turkey breast, since I will be baking no one, for Christmas.

  14. My favourite recipe for an appetizer would be the Chicken and Cheese Breakfast Muffins. The would be perfect for appetizers made in a mini form.

  15. I love to serve chicken skewers as appetizers…..I can make them ahead of time and warm them up – they are also great for stand-up parties….my favourite is Honey Garlic.

  16. I like to bake boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut in half in place of chicken wings–seasoned and baked in the oven–delicious!

  17. This looks like the perfect Christmas appetizer to serve at a party. It looks super classy, yet easy to make. I am totally pinning this recipe.

  18. I found a Thai chicken slow cooker recipe online that I’m going to try. Thai spices, coconut milk, chicken, and once it’s cooked, shred the chicken and serve on crackers.

  19. This would be perfect for an appetizer on New Years Eve. It looks so delicious and pretty. The cilantro and serrano would give it some zing.