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Chicken Tartlets and Cranberry Salsa Recipe

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.

*Recipe originally published December 2018. Updated December 2022

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Chicken Tartlets with Cranberry Salsa Recipe

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 tartlet with cranberry salsa.

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While 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 We 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. 

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

Yield: 24

Chicken Appetizer: Chicken Tartlets with Cranberry Salsa

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A tasty and festive chicken appetizer of chicken tartlets with cranberry salsa are sure to please and easy to make!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 tartlet

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

What do you think are you ready to make this tasty Chicken Tartlet with Cream Cheese and Cranberry Salsa Recipe?

Fresh or Frozen Cranberries?

If you can do fresh cranberries for this recipe that is best. However, in a pinch you can use frozen cranberries but you will want to make sure to drain them very, very well and even soak up more moisture in a towel.

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Chicken Breasts or Thighs?

As you can see in our recipe we used chicken breasts and I personally like them best for this recipe. However, you can use chicken thighs but keep in mind that any variations can affect the recipe in taste, texture etc.. Chicken thighs have a higher fat content so that could affect the mix, you may have to play around with the mixture to get it the way you want. I have not done this recipe with chicken thighs but I'm sure it would be just as yummy. 

We'll leave you with one more photo of this yummy chicken tartlet and cranberry salsa recipe to tempt you to go and make it this holiday season.chicken appetizer chicken tartlets cream cheese
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By on December 3rd, 2022

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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160 thoughts on “Chicken Tartlets with Cranberry Salsa Recipe”

  1. The chicken tartletts with cranberry salsa look amazing. I love all the flavor profiles that are working. Can't wait to try them!

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  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. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.


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