These BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart Mini Pizzas are a great way enjoy the flavors of buffalo chicken but with the addition of smoky BBQ flavors and on an easy to eat mini pizza. These are perfect for game day or a casual get-together!
Today I two great things to talk about! I have been busting at the seams with the chance to share these wonderful tidbits and today I finally get to.
- These BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart Mini Pizzas
- Meghan over at Fox and Briar had a precious bundle of joy!!
Aren’t these two great reasons to celebrate?!?! And right after Mother’s Day too. I have a secret to confess… I knew Meghan was having a baby before any of my other blog buddies did!!! When we took our family vacation to Seattle, Washington last October I finally got to meet Meghan and her husband Kansu in person over a delicious brunch. When I ordered a cocktail and she didn’t, she had to tell me the joyous news.
It was still very early on in her pregnancy so they kept the news under wraps for quite a while longer, but all the while I knew their amazing news. It was so hard to not talk about it in our group chats, frankly, I am surprised I didn’t let it slip! But now that the news is out, and that precious baby is too, we are celebrating. How do you celebrate and throw a baby shower when everyone lives in different cities, and countries for that matter? A virtual baby shower!
How does a virtual baby shower even work?
Meghan has her hands full right now with a newborn bundle of joy so she doesn’t have a lot of time to brainstorm new recipes, test them, cook them, photograph them, and certainly not write about them. But she wants her readers to still get amazing recipes while she takes a break so we are helping out the new parents
Much like a recipe roundup, us bloggers got together and decide on a date, and then we all make amazing food – like what you would serve at an in-person shower, and then we all post it on the same day! So not only can you get all the recipes, but you get to visit Meghan’s blog too and possibly meet a blogger you might not have heard of before.
For Meghan’s virtual baby shower I decided to make these BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart or mini pizzas if you want to call them that. I thought about when my kids were tiny and cooking was the last thing I wanted to do. Or the times when I was too exhausted to come up with something fancy and I had leftovers that needed to get used.
A BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart is just the type of recipe that uses up leftovers to make something brand new, is easy to throw together, and is DELICIOUS!
Over on her blog Fox and Briar, Meghan shares the most amazing recipes like her Post-workout smoothie or her Easy Chicken Ramen which is one of her most popular recipes but she also has appetizers which is what I am all about! I can’t tell you how many times I have made her Mushroom and Gruyere Tart and her Mini Pizza Dip Cups because they are the ultimate game day food.
I wanted to make a quick meal that the busy and tired parents can make that will use up leftovers, hopefully from a meal someone brought them, that is easy to put together and cooks fast, but that tastes yummy too!
The best part of these BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart mini pizzas is that they contain a smoky addition. You can get buffalo chicken just about anywhere and on anything like cauliflower, wings, and fries, but mine has a little something extra.
BBQ seasoning! I mean, it is grilling season right now too so why not throw in some of that smoky grill flavor to balance out the tang from the hot sauce?
How do you make the BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart Mini Pizzas?
Start with that amazing all-purpose puff pastry that you have in your freezer. Whip up a classic buffalo sauce which is really 1 part hot sauce and 1 part melted butter and brush it on the pastry. Add your already cooked/leftover chicken. Toss on a few blue cheese crumbles and some mozzarella cheese because you need something to hold it all on the tart shell and bake! I garnish mine with thinly sliced celery ribs to get the full effect of eating buffalo wings. If you prefer, you can use a little ranch instead of the blue cheese.
Where the smoky magic comes in is the addition of my Homemade BBQ Seasoning. When I first made this recipe to test it out I added the BBQ seasoning to the buffalo sauce mix. It was good that way but the hot sauce sort of mellowed out the smoky flavor which defeats the whole purpose of adding it in the first place.
The second time I made the recipe I decided to sprinkle it on top of the chicken and cheese so it stands out more. Let me tell you, it worked like a charm. I can smell the smoky aroma when they are baking so I know that it is BBQ and not just buffalo flavored which makes my mouth start drooling even sooner.
Whether you are having an in-person shower or a virtual one like we are here, you are sure to love these BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart Mini Pizzas. You can call them tiny pizzas, mini tarts, or if you are not in the mood to cut out individual ones, toss everything on the whole pastry sheet and call it a day! Talk about a fun party food!
These BBQ Buffalo Chicken Tart Mini Pizzas are a great way enjoy the flavors of buffalo chicken but with the addition of smoky BBQ flavors and on an easy to eat mini pizza! These are perfect for game day or a casual get-together.
2 sheets Puff Pastry (thawed)
1.5 cups chicken (cooked and shredded)
1.5 cup shredded mozzarella
3 ounces blue cheese crumbles
1 celery ribs (sliced thin)
4 tablespoons butter (melted)
4 tablespoons hot sauce
2 teaspoons Homemade BBQ seasoning
Make the BBQ buffalo sauce
Combine the butter and hot sauce.
Assemble the tarts
Cut the puff pastry into 9 squares or cut out circles with a cookie cutter or wine glass.
Score a line around the inside of the circles about 1/4 inch in from the edge.
Take a fork and “dock” the inside to keep the middle from puffing up too much. Docking is just stabbing the pastry a few times to get the layers to stick together and not puff up as high and toss off your toppings.
Brush the pastry with the hot sauce/BBQ seasoning mixture.
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese
Top with shredded chicken and a few blue cheese crumbles.
Sprinkle with BBQ seasoning.
Brush or drizzle the tarts with remaining hot sauce mixture.
Bake at 400F for 16 minutes or until puff pastry is golden brown, rotating the pans halfway through the cooking time.
Remove from the oven and let cool a few minutes.
Garnish with sliced celery and a little more blue cheese if you so desire!
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Join us for this virtual baby shower for our blogging buddy Meghan over at Fox and Briar by checking out her blog and these other amazing recipes! You can use these recipes as a jumping off point for a menu for an upcoming shower you might host!!
Tamara from Beyond Mere Sustenance made this amazing beet and gin cured salmon recipe! A great toast or bagel topping for sure!
Jane made this Pomegranate Lemonade Cooler recipe so you can have a fun drink while you are partying!
Christine made a Spring Potato Salad recipe that is great for any season!
Michelle rounds out the menu with a rose vodka tonic cocktail recipe that I can either start off the event with or as dessert!
Make sure you check out all the recipes and blogs and then hop on social media or her blog and tell Meghan congrats!!