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    The 35 BEST Chicken Appetizers

    Looking for some great Chicken 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. We are giving you tons of Chicken Appetizer Ideas 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!

    This is your perfect chicken appetizer that happens with regular every day pantry ingredients. Nothing fancy… nothing difficult… just simple good old flavors.

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    2. Garlic Parmesan Wings

    Move over Buffalo wings… These Garlic Parmesan Wings are the new show stopper at the get togethers and parties, not to mention all future game days.

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

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    3. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

    Inspired by P.F. Chang, this quick and tasty dish is a sure crowd pleaser! A great appetizer for guests or pot lucks. They take next to no time at all, and are a big upgrade to your appetizer spread.

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    4. Chicken Souvlaki

    Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.

    Bite sized chunks of chicken are marinated with lemon juice, oregano and garlic then grilled on skewers. You’re going to love them!

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    5. Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)

    Picture this: Crispy, bite-sized golden nuggets of chicken bursting with an umami-rich marinade, delicately flavored with hints of garlic, ginger, and authentic Japanese seasonings. Now imagine that deliciousness encased in a feather-light, ultra-crispy shell. 

    There my friends is Japan’s beloved fried chicken! Karaage Chicken!! Perfectly balanced, sinfully crispy, and unforgettably delicious. Trust me, once you try it, there’s no going back!

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    6. Sticky Asian Wings

    Sticky Asian Wings – If you’ve been looking for a great new chicken wing recipe, this is IT! Crispy baked wings, that are tender and juicy inside, are tossed with the ultimate Asian sticky sauce.

    They’re savory and sweet, with just a hint of kick, and get enhanced with a good sprinkling of sesame seeds. These wings are just too good…

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    7. Chicken Chapli Kababs

    Succulent, moist, juicy, melt in your mouth joys! I love, love, love these kababs… these Chapli’s!

    Your choice of ground meat tossed in with a myriad exotic spices and a bunch of fresh herbs cooked to perfectly textured divine morsels. You are gonna get hooked on these disc shaped flat chaplis.

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    8. Chicken Tikkas

    Chicken Tikkas… the most classic of Indian appetizers. Yet these tikkas will be among the most versatile recipes in your arsenal. Have them with naan, over salads with mint chutney, or just by themselves. The possibilities are endless!

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    9. Chicken Street Tacos

    We can’t get enough of these Chicken Street Tacos!

    Tacos are always a fun meal, but when you’re grilling the chicken the fun factor doubles!

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    10. Teriyaki Chicken Skewers

    Chicken on a stick… They are fun and family friendly meals, get together meals and BBQ party meals. 

    These Teriyaki Chicken Skewers are the ultimate Umami BOMB, thanks to the easy homemade marinade, of course. If you’re looking for a super easy, super quick and super economical meal to feed a large crowd and make them happy, these Asian chicken skewers are your answer.

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    11. Crack Chicken

    Crack chicken is creamy, cheesy, and deliciously addictive. This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and the crockpot does the work. Great on sliders or as a dip.

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    12. Easy Popcorn Chicken

    Popcorn Chicken is a super popular restaurant appetizer. Of course, who wouldn’t love cripsy, bite sized fried chicken chunks. Serve with a variety of dipping sauces and all your guests will be happy!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    13. Chicken Feta Bruschetta

    Chicken Feta Bruschetta is a real star on this list. Top cripsy toasted ciabatta slices with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, basil, balsamic glaze and chicken. So simple, and so delish!

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    14. Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

    Bacon wrapped anything is delicious, right? These chicken bites are certainly no exception! Wrap the bites in bacon, roll in brown sugar, bake until done, then watch them get devoured.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    15. Chicken Dumplings

    Dumplings are a popular appetizer on any Asian restaurant menu. These are filled with ground chicken, cabbage, and tons of flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    16. Buffalo Wings

    Buffalo wings!! They’re smothered in an easy homemade buffalo sauce. So simple to make, they’ll be a total hit for any party table! They’re crispy outside with tender and juicy meat inside and generously coated with the famous buffalo sauce. This one is a serious keeper.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    17. Garlic Butter Chicken Bites

    Bite sized chicken slathered in garlic butter. So easy and so delicious. Only taking 15 minutes from start to finish, this is one of the easiest appetizers ever.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    18. Chicken Seekh Kebab

    These Indian chicken skewers are fabulous for get togethers or party. They are juicy and tender and flavored just right.

    Get the Recipe @ spicecravings

    19. Chicken Taquitos

    Chicken Taquitos are fun finger foods featuring Mexican seasoned chicken, cheese and salsa rolled in tortillas and either baked or fried. If you haven’t tried them, now is the time!

    Get the Recipe @ tastesbetterfromscratch

    20. Chicken Nachos

    Nachos are always a fun appetizer beloved by all. That’s why they’re on every single restaurant appetizer menu! These feature Mexican seasoned chicken, guacamole, sour cream, and of course, plenty of cheese.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    21. Chicken Enchilada Dip

    Chicken Enchilada Dip is creamy and cheesy, loaded with chicken, cream cheese, black beans, tomatoes and enchilada sauce. This one will disappear fast at your next game day party!

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    22. Chicken Quesadillas

    You can never have enough cheesy finger foods on your appetizer spread! These Quesadillas are filled with melted cheddar, taco seasoned shredded chicken and diced veggies, then cooked crisp.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmedelicious

    23. Tandoori Chicken

    Tandoori is a popular Indian yogurt marinade, loaded with flavorful spices. The yogurt helps make the chicken tender and juicy.

    If you love big flavors, you have to try this one!

    Get the Recipe @ theflavoursofkitchen

    24. Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs

    Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs are made with pineapple, red onion, bell pepper and perfectly seasoned and marinated chicken. They’re a great combination of sweet and savory.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    25. Asian Chicken Meatballs

    These chicken meatballs are smothered in a sticky Asian inspired sauce. They taste so good, that they will surely be the hit of the party!

    Get the Recipe @ littlebroken

    26. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pinwheels

    Looking for an easy wrap that you’re sure to love? Look no further than these chicken bacon ranch pinwheels! They work as an appetizer, lunch, dinner, or an after school/work snack. They’re also a great choice if you need to bring food to a potluck.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    27. Baked Chicken Meatballs

    These Baked Chicken Meatballs are the Best! They’re juicy and flavorful, loaded with Italian herbs and spices. There is also spinach mixed in for some hidden veggie power.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    28. Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

    Add a little spice to your dip collection with this creamy, cheesy buffalo chicken dip. It has just the right amount of spice and will be a hit at your next get together!

    Get the Recipe @ allthingsmamma

    29. Crack Chicken Appetizer Chicken Finger Rollups

    Crack Chicken Appetizer Chicken Finger Roll Ups will become your family favorite appetizer, for sure! Crispy chicken fingers, cheddar cheese, bacon and ranch dressing are all wrapped up for the perfect finger food.

    Get the Recipe @ momscravings

    30. Ultra-Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets

    This ultra-crispy baked chicken nuggets recipe isn’t joking when it calls itself ultra-crispy. Best of all, it takes only three ingredients to make – chicken, eggs, and a bag of kettle potato chips. It might sound crazy, but it totally works!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    31. Chicken Lollipop

    Restaurant style Chicken Lollipop is a super popular Indian chicken appetizer. They’re easy to make at home and will make a unique addition to your next potluck.

    Get the Recipe @ myfoodstory

    32. Garlic Chicken Spring Rolls

    Making your own spring rolls may look intimidating, but this recipe will give you all the techniques to perfect them every time. Your guests will surely be impressed.

    Get the Recipe @ whiteonricecouple

    33. Chicken Satay

    Satay is popular throughout Southeast Asia, and once you taste it, you’ll understand why.

    The flavorful marinade is the secret to these tasty skewers.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    34. BBQ Chicken Wings

    You can never have too many chicken wings in your recipe book. These BBQ chicken wings are baked crispy then smothered in a homemade BBQ sauce. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ kitchensanctuary

    35. Chicken Wonton Tacos

    If you are looking for a unique fusion appetizer, these Chicken Wonton Tacos are for you. Based off of the Applebees recipes, these tacos have Asian inspired chicken and slaw in a crispy wonton shell. How cool!

    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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