When we think of appetizers, we can’t help but think of chicken as the perfect ingredient. It is delicious, healthy, and quite flexible, which allows us to come up with many different styles and recipes, providing a wide variety of main dishes, salads, and appetizers. Throughout the years, we have tried many different combinations, and our dinner parties and outdoor cookout guests have definitely enjoyed more than one. Therefore, we decided to share with you some of our favorite chicken appetizers.
Dumplings are a traditional appetizer served at Chinese New Year that is usually prepared with pork. However, when we decide to use lean ground chicken instead of pork, we get a very delicious and healthy alternative. This version of dumplings provides us with less fat without sacrificing taste for health, which makes chicken dumplings a great way to start any dinner party.
If we are looking for a snack that will satisfy both kids and adults, we should try offering a plate of Panko Chicken Nuggets. Just as it sounds, all we need to do for this recipe is to cover the chicken nuggets in Panko bread crumbs, which will give us a light-weight, crumbly and crispy crunch that will delight everybody. Adding some options for dipping will only make this snack the more appealing. Think of creamy Buttermilk Ranch or Blue Cheese Dressing, as they complement the taste of the chicken quite well.
It is not a surprise for anyone that Mexican cuisine offers a very rich and delicious range of options when it comes to desserts, appetizers, main dishes, and snacks. So, if we are throwing a Mexican dinner party, what better way to start off the night than with Chicken Tostadas. Add all the toppings you want to these delicious bite-size tostadas, including lean chicken breast, cilantro, salsa, mixed greens, beans, and sour cream. Now, these Mexican-inspired Chicken Tostadas wouldn’t be complete without adding some guacamole to the mix.
Last but not least, one of the best ways to start a dinner party for a special occasion is by offering our guests some Chicken Puffs. These are bite-size chicken salad sandwiches, surrounded by buttery-flaky puff pastry, which offer a nice contrast in texture, being soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. To make sure we kick the flavor up, we recommend using Dijon mustard or oil and vinegar with the chicken mixture.