Southwest Melts

  • Makes20 to 20 servings


  • 1 cup shredded cooked chicken

  • 2 tbsp bottled barbecue sauce

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

  • half whole wheat baguette, sliced diagonally into 1/4-in. crostini slices


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lay 20 crostini on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Top each with shredded chicken and a dab of barbecue sauce; completely cover with cheese (this will keep the chicken moist) and bake 5 minutes. Garnish with a bit of cilantro.

  • Makes 20 slices.

  • Make ahead! Shred chicken and grate cheese up to 2 days before serving.

  • In a serving (1 crostini with topping): 53 calories, 3.9 g protein, 2.9 g fat, 3.1 g carbohydrates, 0.4 g dietary fibre

This article was originally published on Dec 01, 2009