When it comes to food preparation, one of the most frequently used meats is chicken,perhaps because of it's versatility and flavor, not to mention its reasonable cost. It is no wonder that chicken appetizers will always be a big hit at parties, holidays and other events. Of course, chicken appetizers are also great anytime as quick protein snacks. Chicken appetizers can be cooked on the outdoor or indoor grill, on the stove or in your oven, and can be marinated, breaded, or ground up in your food processor with other ingredients and made into flavorful meatballs or fillings for pasta dishes, such as Chicken Koftas and Chicken Pot Stickers (shown below). Because of my appreciation of chicken, this Chicken Appetizers page is destined to continue to grow with more great chicken appetizer recipes.
Chicken Appetizer Recipes ▼
These light and flaky Chicken Cheese Turnovers are filled with a delicious mixture of diced chicken (turkey may also be used), cream cheese, chopped green onions and diced pimiento. Before popping into the oven, the turnovers are brused with melted butter and topped with crumbled croutons. The flaky pastry dough can be made from scratch or purchased from the store in pre-packaged form for quicker preparation.
Chicken Koftas are meatballs made with a mixture of minced chicken, spices and herbs. This kofta recipe is an Indian version consisting of chicken breasts that are quickly and easily minced together in a food processor with some Indian and other common spices and seasonings. The minced mixture is then formed into meatballs and fried in a modest amount of oil, then served with lime pickle.
Chicken Pot Stickers (also referred to as Chinese Dumplings, Gyoza or Jiaozi) feature wonton wrappers (or Gyoza wrappers) filled with a pureed mixture of chicken breast, garlic, green onions, water chestnuts, fresh ginger root and Napa cabbage and an egg to help hold the mixture together. This recipe also includes a delicious tangy Asian dipping sauce made with soy sauce, rice vinegar and an assortment of spices.
These chicken meatballs are healthy and delicious! Chicken Satay Meatballs with Peanut Sauce are made with shredded chicken breast, diced green onions, garlic, soy sauce, fresh bread crumbs and egg, and are baked in the oven. The meatballs are served with a fabulous sauce made with coconut milk, peanut butter, lime juice, brown sugar, fish or soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and a touch of cayenne.
This healthy chicken satay recipe comes with a fresh and mildly tangy dipping sauce made with coconut milk and coconut cream, along with some curry paste, fresh ginger and fish sauce, as well as green chiles and fresh basil. The chicken skewers are marinated in a tangy and delicious marinade before grilling, creating the perfect flavor compliment to the Coconut Curry Sauce. This chicken dish is perfect as a main course or appetizer!
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce is an easy and fun appetizer recipe to make that only takes a few minutes to cook on the grill. Tender thin strips of chicken breast are marinated in a sauce made with soy sauce, lime juice, fresh garlic, fresh ginger root and red pepper flakes. The marinated chicken strips are then pierced with wooden skewers and placed on the grill until they turn a nice golden brown, then served with a tasty peanut sauce.