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Chicken Stuffed Celery Appetizers

In this post I’ll be sharing a tasty easy recipe for Chicken Stuffed Celery Appetizers.

Stuffed celery bites are a delicious cold appetizer or low carb snack option. 

The crunchy cut celery pieces can be filled ahead of time and chilled until ready to serve. Fillings for celery can vary from pimento cheese, cream cheese blends, peanut butter and the list goes on. 

Stuffed celery is an old school appetizer and has made a comeback in recent years because it is a delicious and healthy option.

What are some of your favorite fillings for celery? I’d love to know, leave me a comment to let me know.

Stuffed Celery Appetizer

delicious stuffed celery appetizer on a white platter sprinkled with paprika

This simple cold appetizer recipe fuses flavors of the holiday season with the addition of cranberry and pecan.

Celery Appetizers

Serving platter with appetizers snack bites

When serving stuffed celery as an appetizer, I like to place the pieces on a platter and garnish with fresh cut rosemary from the garden, a couple of pecan halves and fresh cranberries.

I typically have pecans and cranberries in the freezer so that is what is simple for me to work with. You could use whatever you like for garnishments or just keep it plain and simple.

Stuffed Celery Recipe

Stuffed celery fillings ideas - ingredients in mixing bowl

The savory cream cheese chicken filling is so delicious and easy to prepare.

Here’s what you’ll need: canned chicken, cream cheese (regular or low fat), dried cranberries, pecans and a little black pepper.

Just combine all of the ingredients together and you are ready to go with filling your cut celery slices.

A dash of paprika on top of each stuffed celery appetizer is a nice finishing touch but optional.

Chicken Stuffed Celery Appetizers

Piping a chicken cream cheese filling into celery bites

I like to transfer filling mixtures into a plastic food storage bag and snip the corner to fill, whatever it is, that I’m filling. It makes the filling part so quick and easy.

Since the cream cheese chicken filling is on the thick side you’ll want to snip the corner of the bag so you have an opening about the size of a quarter.

If the bag method is too much trouble for you then just use a knife or spoon to fill each celery bite.

appetizers stuffed with savory filling

You’ll get around two dozen celery appetizers from this recipe. I try to keep the celery pieces as uniform in size as possible so I went through nearly two bunches making the recipe.

Below you’ll find a printable recipe card with all of the ingredient details and steps to make your own delicious chicken stuffed celery appetizers.

Chicken Stuffed Celery Appetizers Recipe

Yield: 2 Dozen

Chicken Stuffed Celery Appetizers

Stuffed celery recipe with chicken, cream cheese cranberry and pecan

Delicious stuffed celery appetizer with a savory chicken and cream cheese filling. These tasty celery bites are a great make ahead cold appetizer or healthy snack option.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


Celery Filling

  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 10 ounce Can of Premium Chunk White Chicken, drained
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Dried Cranberries, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Finely Chopped Pecans


  • 24 - Two Inch Celery Slices
  • Paprika, for garnish


  1. Combine the filling mixture together in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer then transfer the mixture to a plastic storage bag. Snip the corn off of the plastic bag and pipe the filling into each celery piece.
  2. Sprinkle the tops with paprika and serve.


This cold appetizer may be prepared ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
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