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    The 35 BEST Chicken Appetizers

    Looking for some great appetizers for your next get together? You’ve come to the right place!

    All of these great Chicken Appetizers are sure to wow the crowd. Chicken is so versatile, and can be used so many ways.

    From classics like wings and nachos, to unique flavors from around the world, you’ll find so many crowd pleasers here.

    Cook your way through these amazing chicken appetizers, your guests will keep coming back for more!

    The BEST Chicken Appetizers.

    The Best Chicken Appetizers:

    1. Honey Garlic Chicken Bites

    We’re starting this list of Chicken Appetizers with our own Honey Garlic Chicken Bites. They are tender, juicy and so flavorful!

    The sauce is made with simple pantry ingredients, and everything is ready in less than 30 minutes. These Bites make the perfect appetizer for get togethers and parties.

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    2. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    This Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce recipe is light, fresh tasting, juicy and brimming with so many great textures. From the crisp lettuce to the flavorful chicken and the zingy peanut sauce, they’re a delicious appetizer which will definitely be a crowd pleaser.

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    3. Baked Chicken Meatballs

    These Baked Chicken Meatballs are the Best! They’re juicy, super easy to make and super tasty, baked to golden brown and flavored with garlic, herbs and spices.

    This recipe is perfect to serve as an appetizer, or over a big plate of spaghetti. In any form, you are going to love it.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    4. Chicken Chapli Kababs

    Chicken Chapli Kababs, also known as Peshawari Kababs, are tender ground chicken infused with flavorful spices and formed into a flat disc shaped patty.

    A perfect recipe for barbeque parties or any get-togethers, these chapli kababs just melt in your mouth every single time.

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    5. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    Some garlic, some parm and loads of butter is all you need is to make these finger licking wings, which everyone can’t get enough of.

    They’re oven roasted, or cooked in an air fryer, to golden crispy perfection outside and juicy and tender when you bite into them.

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    6. Chicken Nachos

    These Chicken Nachos are super loaded and are surprisingly easy, super cheesy and crazy delicious. The cheesy chips are layered with shredded Mexican seasoned chicken, guacamole and sour cream.

    They’re great appetizers for parties and get-togethers with friends and family.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    7. Chicken Tikkas

    Chicken Tikka kebabs are a popular Indian appetizer, where marinated chicken is grilled to golden perfection.

    This authentic recipe is great to make for parties. You can make them in the oven or on the grill and serve with mint chutney for extra deliciousness. This easy, healthy recipe is always a crowd pleaser at parties.

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    8. Crack Chicken

    This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken is loaded with creamy cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon. This easy recipe is equally great in the crockpot or instant pot.

    It’s a sure shot winner at parties, pot lucks and get together. Dunk in crackers, tortilla chips, pretzels, carrots and celery sticks.

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    9. Easy Popcorn Chicken

    Popcorn Chicken is very popular around the world, and makes its presence on the menus of KFC, food centers and even restaurants.

    These delicious, flavorful and crisp fried tender bites will become your new favorite appetizer. Serve these to your guests with your favorite dipping sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    10. Chicken Feta Bruschetta

    Chicken Feta Bruschetta is extremely delicious and easy to make. It is basically made of feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, basil, balsamic glaze and chicken.

    It makes a tasty appetizer for any party or get together, and will definitely vanish in no time.

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    11. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

    Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites are one of the best appetizers ever.

    Tender and juicy chicken is well seasoned and wrapped in delicious bacon and rolled in brown sugar, then oven baked to crispy perfection.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    12. Chicken Dumplings

    These homemade steamed and pan fried Chicken Dumplings can be incredibly comforting and flavorful! Yes, they are a labor of love but are most definitely worth it.

    They taste so much better than store bought frozen dumplings. Learn the tips and secrets to make these dumplings from scratch with the juiciest filling and silky wrappers.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    13. Buffalo Wings

    Buffalo wings are one of the most popular chicken appetizers. Crispy chicken tossed with a spicy hot sauce.

    Dip them in blue cheese or ranch dressing and serve with celery sticks. The whole crowd will love these wings.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    14. Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

    Garlic Butter Chicken Bite are juicy and delicious, made in just minutes! These bite size chicken pieces are seasoned and cooked to perfection in a flavorful garlic butter sauce.

    Made entirely in one pan, this is an easy recipe and makes a great appetizer for guests.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    15. Chicken Seekh Kebab

    Try these delicious juicy morsels of chicken at your next family gathering or potlucks. They are super easy to make and super tasty.

    Get the Recipe @ spicecravings

    16. Chicken Taquitos

    Chicken Taquitos are crunchy, hearty, cheesy nibbles that don’t disappoint.

    Filled with shredded chicken, cheddar cheese and creamy salsa, these crispy fried homemade taquitos are deliciously party-ready.

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    17. Chicken Enchilada Dip

    Chicken Enchilada Dip is one of the cheesiest and most delicious dips ever. This easy Tex Mex dip is filled with chicken, cream cheese, black beans, tomatoes and enchilada sauce.

    This is going to be an instant favorite on game days or at any get-together.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    18. Chicken Quesadillas

    The ultimate Chicken Quesadilla recipe! These Quesadillas are filled with gooey melted cheddar, taco seasoned shredded chicken and diced veggies.

    This is delicious Mexican comfort food everyone at a party will go crazy about.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious

    19. Tandoori Chicken

    Tandoori Chicken at its best! This easy recipe helps you make incredibly tender, juicy, moist and incredibly delicious Tandoori Chicken.

    This mind blowing way of grilling chicken is very popular in Indian restaurants. If you make this at a party or picnic, it will definitely be a hit dish.

    Get the Recipe @ theflavoursofkitchen

    20. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

    Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs are made with pineapple, red onion, bell pepper and perfectly seasoned and marinated chicken.

    Grill them to perfection for a great chicken appetizer to serve at potlucks and get togethers.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    21. Asian Chicken Meatballs

    Saucy mini chicken meatballs in a delicious Asian inspired sauce that are super tender and easy to prepare. Perfect for your next holiday party!

    Get the Recipe @ littlebroken

    22. Chicken Majestic

    Chicken Majestic is one of the popular dry chicken dishes from Hyderabad. This delicious and flavorful dish is crispy on the outside and tender juicy from inside.

    Perfect appetizer for friends and family get togethers. or any occasion.

    Get the Recipe @ foodiesterminal

    23. Crockpot Chicken Wings

    Make these amazing Crockpot Chicken Wings for your next game day appetizer. These are made with only a few simple ingredients and are so easy to make.

    Serve these delicious and addictive chicken wings with ranch dressing, carrot sticks or celery sticks for an extra kick of flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    24. Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

    This Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip is a sinfully creamy and mouth watering appetizer infused with hot wing flavors!

    It’s a delicious dip made of chicken, hot buffalo wing sauce, ranch and cheese, a combination that’s hard to stop eating. Perfect comfort food for any occasion.

    Get the Recipe @ allthingsmamma

    25. Crack Chicken Appetizer Chicken Finger Rollups

    Crack Chicken Appetizer Chicken Finger Roll Ups will become your family favorite appetizer, for sure!

    It’s made with crispy chicken fingers, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing, making it seriously delicious. These chicken rollups are perfect for game day or parties.

    Get the Recipe @ momscravings

    26. Parmesan Chicken Bites

    You can’t beat homemade Parmesan Chicken Bites. Chunks of lean, protein packed chicken breast in a crunchy coating that is pan fried to golden and crisp perfection.

    These bites get ready in under 30 minutes. Perfect for any occasion, just make a double batch as everyone will love it.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    27. Buffalo Chicken Roll Up

    Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups are so delicious. They combine the tangy flavor of buffalo sauce with ranch, tender chicken, cream cheese and cheddar for a combination that is hard to stop eating.

    These Buffalo Chicken Roll Ups make a perfect party appetizer.

    Get the Recipe @ asavoryfeast

    28. Chicken Lollipop

    Restaurant style Chicken Lollipop made at home from scratch, and all in less than 30 minutes. This is a perfect Indian chicken appetizer for potlucks, parties or to indulge during weekends.

    Sprinkle chat masala and pair it with schezwan dip or green chutney.

    Get the Recipe @ myfoodstory

    29. Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls

    Want to know how to make easy chicken spring rolls that are fresh and rolled in rice paper? This is the best and easiest recipe to try.

    These rolls are absolutely delicious and full of flavor. It seems complicated, but they’re very simple to make. These rolls make a very healthy and tasty appetizer you will enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ whiteonricecouple

    30. Grilled Chicken Nuggets

    Grilled Chicken are juicy chicken bites with in a flavorful marinade. Try this easy chicken appetizer in bulk and you are set to feed large crowds.

    Get the Recipe @ mantitlement

    31. Chicken Enchilada Bites

    These Chicken Enchilada Bites are pretty much the best Mexican appetizer you will have. Serve them at your fiesta and your guest will wonder how you jam packed so much spicy, savory and complex flavor into such a small bite. These cheesy bites will be loved by everyone.

    Get the Recipe @ thissillygirlskitchen

    32. Chicken Tenders

    These crispy baked chicken tenders are loaded with lemon garlic flavors. Coated in a golden parmesan panko crumb, they have an addictive crunch! Such a crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    33. BBQ Chicken Wings

    Crispy baked chicken wings smothered in a sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce. The whole family is going to devour these wings.

    They’re so simple to prepare with none of the grease splatters from fried wings. You’ll love making them too.

    Get the Recipe @ kitchensanctuary

    34. Chicken Flautas

    These Flautas are about to become your family’s favorite quick and easy dinner, appetizer or snack!

    Corn tortillas are stuffed with fiesta spiced chicken, lettuce, crema and sliced avocados, rolled up then fried to golden, crispy perfection. They’re definitely a crowd pleaser.

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    35. Chicken Wonton Tacos

    If you are looking for a simple and delicious appetizer or dinner idea, these Chicken Wonton Tacos fit the bill.

    The crispy crunchy baked wontons are filled with flavorful chicken and creamy slaw, absolutely divine!

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    So there you go, thirty five great chicken appetizers for your parties and get togethers. Don’t they all look delicious? Which ones will you try first?

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    The 35 BEST Chicken Appetizers

    These easy Chicken Appetizers are going to be the star of the spread the next time you're at a potluck or get together! We love these 20 minutes honey garlic bites:


    • 1.5 lbs chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
    • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
    • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1.5 Tbsp butter
    • 5-6 garlic cloves, chopped fine
    • 1/4 cup chicken stock
    • 6 Tbsp honey
    • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
    • 2 tsp sriracha
    • 1 tsp red chili flakes
    • 1.5 Tbsp parsley, chopped
    • salt to taste
    • pepper to taste


      1. Add the chicken pieces to a large bowl together with cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Mix to evenly coat all the chicken pieces.
      2. Heat the oil in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Melt butter into the oil and add the chicken cubes and cook on all sides until golden brown, for about 6-8 minutes. You may need to work in batches, to avoid overcrowding the pan and steaming the chicken bites.
      3. Once the chicken is cooked, add garlic, honey, chicken stock, lemon juice, and sriracha and stir to completely coat.
      4. Allow the sauce to simmer for a couple of minutes to mix all the flavors and reduce a little until it sticks to the chicken bites.
      5. Add red chili flakes and stir in parsley for garnish. Serve immediately over the bowl of rice, noodles or zoodles.

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