11 Tasty Chicken Appetizer Recipes

One of the greatest qualities of chicken is not necessarily its rich protein content, but the various flavors it can transform into. And beyond its use to offer protein to meals, chicken can be adapted into nutritious and tasty chicken appetizers. From chicken puffs to meatballs, appreciate the versatility chicken offers!

11 Chicken Appetizer Recipes

1. Buffalo Chicken Dip

While buffalo chicken dip is generally craved, succumbing to those temptations may be packing on serious calories (without even including the chips oftentimes dipped into it…). But this guilt-free buffalo chicken dip is not only full of flavor, but ample in protein. Compliment the heat by serving with cool cucumber slices or celery sticks.

2. Seven Layer Chicken Taco Dip

The flavor of tacos is cohered into seven layers of fiesta greatness! Relish the flavors of this chicken taco dip and to cut back on carb intake, swap out traditional tortilla chips with sliced peppers or cucumbers.

3. Chicken Feta Meatballs

Filled with feta and parmesan cheese, basil, and fennel, this bistroMD original recipe is sure to please. The meatballs can be served as a chicken appetizer, atop light spaghetti squash noodles, or served as a hearty meatball sub.

4. Chicken Salad Wonton Cups

Rather than indulging on a large chicken salad sandwich, transfer those flavors into a bite-sized chicken appetizer. These chicken salad wonton cups are the perfect sizes for your next get together, or even enjoyed as a light snack!

5. Popcorn Chicken

No, really popcorn chicken… The popcorn coating on this chicken appetizer recipe is sure to pop up excitement among guests. And baked not fried, it is a healthier alternative to traditionally-fried popcorn chicken!

6. Chicken Zucchini Fritters

Lightly golden and greatly nutritious, these chicken zucchini fritters are guaranteed to satisfy! They can be served as a healthy chicken appetizer or even paired with roasted veggies for a cohesive meal plate.

7. Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites

Bite into one tasty chicken appetizer! These honey-ginger chicken bites are perfect for your next game day, or any other event, or simply to enjoy without the occasion.

8. Chicken Puffs

Chicken puffs are not only simple to make, but honor the opportunity to tweak ingredients and play with flavors. This chicken puff appetizer recipe features four key ingredients, including shredded chicken, low-fat cream cheese, garlic powder, and refrigerated crescent rolls. However, feel free to adjust and amplify flavors with taco seasoning, jalapenos, peppers, onions, and hot sauce.

9. Chicken Wings

Chicken wings may be commonly enjoyed, but they are more frequently doused in oil and slathered in butter and sugar-laden sauce. Enjoy that favorite chicken appetizer in a more nutritious fashion by winging up this healthier restaurant-style buffalo chicken wings recipe. Pair with this protein-rich ranch dressing and celery sticks.

10. Kabobs

Kabobs are a fun way to manipulate flavor profiles of customary chicken. For instance, try a Caribbean and pineapple, BBQ, or buffalo variation!

11. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps can be multifunctional, acting as an appetizer or even a light lunch or dinner meal. Wrap and indulge with these sweet cherry and almond and Asian-inspired flavors.