Smoked Chicken, Apple and Blue Cheese on Celery

Kitchen cue: Celery ribs can be cut a day ahead and kept in a bowl of water, covered, and chilled for this Smoked Chicken, Apple and Blue Cheese on Celery appetizer. Drain and pat celery dry before using.

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Serving size: 2 appetizers
Yield: 32 appetizers Prep 45 mins Start to Finish 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 celery ribs plus celery leaves for garnish
  • 1 red apple
  • 1/3 cup  shredded smoked chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons  crumbled blue cheese, such as Maytag
  • 2 tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons  fresh lemon juice

Directions

1. Remove a thin strip from back of each celery rib with a sharp knife to create a flat bottom. Cut celery ribs diagonally crosswise into thirty-two 3/4-inch-long pieces.

2. Halve apple lengthwise and core. Slice apple into 1/8-inch-thick slices, then cut enough slices into 1-inch-long matchsticks to measure 1/2 cup. Gently fold apple together with remaining ingredients in a medium bowl until just combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. Top each piece of celery with a mound of apple mixture and garnish with celery leaves. Makes 32 appetizers.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)25,
  • Fat, total(g)2,
  • chol.(mg)4,
  • sat. fat(g)1,
  • carb.(g)1,
  • pro.(g)1,
  • sodium(mg)56,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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