Peruvian Chicken Nut Bites Recipe with Almonds, Paprika and Cayenne

Chicken Nut Bites

Peruvian Chicken Nut Bites Recipe with Almonds, Paprika and Cayenne
Region / culture: Peru | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 24


Chicken Nut Bites
Chicken Nut Bites

Chicken Nut Bites are a delicious and savory appetizer that is perfect for any gathering or party. These bite-sized treats are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit with your guests.


The recipe for Chicken Nut Bites has been passed down through generations in many families. It is a classic dish that is often served at holiday gatherings and special occasions. The combination of tender chicken, crunchy almonds, and savory seasonings makes these bites a crowd favorite.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the broth and butter, and bring it to a boil.
  3. Whisk in the flour and seasonings.
  4. Cook and whisk rapidly until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a smooth, compact ball.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well until the mixture becomes shiny.
  6. Stir in the chicken and almonds.
  7. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
  9. After baking, freeze the prepared dish.


  • Add diced vegetables, such as bell peppers or onions, to the mixture for added texture and flavor.
  • Substitute the chicken with cooked turkey or ham for a different twist on this recipe.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to poach the chicken breasts until they are fully cooked before dicing them for this recipe.

- Toasting the almonds before adding them to the mixture will enhance their flavor and add a nice crunch to the bites.

- When dropping the mixture onto the baking sheets, make sure to leave enough space between each bite to allow for even baking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chicken Nut Bites with a side of dipping sauce, such as honey mustard or ranch dressing, for added flavor.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making Chicken Nut Bites is to cook the mixture until it forms a smooth, compact ball. This will ensure that the bites hold their shape and have a nice texture.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you are allergic to almonds, you can substitute them with another type of nut, such as pecans or walnuts. You can also omit the nuts altogether if desired.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the Chicken Nut Bites ahead of time and freeze them before baking. Simply bake them when ready to serve for a quick and easy appetizer.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Chicken Nut Bites on a decorative platter with toothpicks for easy serving. Garnish with fresh parsley or a sprinkle of paprika for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Chicken Nut Bites pair well with a variety of beverages, such as white wine, beer, or sparkling water. They also go well with other appetizers, such as cheese and crackers or vegetable platters.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Chicken Nut Bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chicken Nut Bites contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Chicken Nut Bites contains approximately 10 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chicken Nut Bites contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chicken Nut Bites contains approximately 8 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chicken Nut Bites are a good source of iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C.


Chicken Nut Bites contain nuts (almonds) and eggs.


Chicken Nut Bites are a delicious and satisfying appetizer that is relatively low in carbohydrates and high in protein. They are a great option for those looking for a tasty snack that is also nutritious.


Chicken Nut Bites are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. With their savory flavor and satisfying texture, these bites are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

It feels like just yesterday when I stumbled upon this recipe for Chicken Nut Bites. I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, who was known for her delicious home-cooked meals. As I sat in her cozy kitchen, savoring the aroma of her latest creation, she handed me a plate of these delectable bite-sized treats.

"Oh, you must try these Chicken Nut Bites! They're a family favorite," Mrs. Jenkins exclaimed with a twinkle in her eye.

I took a bite and instantly fell in love with the savory combination of tender chicken and crunchy nuts. The flavors danced on my taste buds, leaving me craving more.

"Mrs. Jenkins, these are absolutely divine! Would you mind sharing the recipe with me?" I asked eagerly.

Mrs. Jenkins smiled warmly and began to jot down the ingredients and instructions on an old recipe card. As she explained each step, I listened intently, eager to recreate the dish in my own kitchen.

After bidding Mrs. Jenkins farewell, I couldn't wait to try my hand at making Chicken Nut Bites. I gathered all the necessary ingredients and set to work in my own kitchen, following Mrs. Jenkins' instructions carefully.

The process of preparing the Chicken Nut Bites was both challenging and rewarding. I had to marinate the chicken in a blend of spices, then coat it in a mixture of crushed nuts before baking it to golden perfection. The end result was a batch of crispy, flavorful bites that rivaled Mrs. Jenkins' own.

Over the years, I continued to make Chicken Nut Bites for my family and friends, each time adding my own twist to the recipe. Sometimes I would experiment with different types of nuts or spices, creating new and exciting flavor combinations.

One day, while browsing through a cookbook at the local library, I came across a similar recipe for Chicken Nut Bites. Intrigued, I read through the ingredients and instructions, comparing them to Mrs. Jenkins' original recipe.

To my surprise, the cookbook credited the recipe to a renowned chef who had shared it during a cooking demonstration. It was fascinating to see how a simple recipe had traveled from Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen to the pages of a cookbook, gaining recognition along the way.

I couldn't help but feel a sense of pride knowing that I had learned to make Chicken Nut Bites from such a talented cook as Mrs. Jenkins. Her generosity in sharing her recipes had inspired me to explore new flavors and techniques in my own cooking.

As I continued to hone my skills in the kitchen, I found joy in experimenting with different recipes and sharing them with loved ones. Each dish told a story of its own, a tale of discovery and creativity that brought people together around the dining table.

And so, the recipe for Chicken Nut Bites became a cherished part of my culinary repertoire, a reminder of the time I spent with Mrs. Jenkins in her kitchen, learning the art of cooking from a master. I am grateful for the memories we shared and the delicious meals we created together, knowing that her legacy lives on in every bite.


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