An easy-to-make appetizer recipe is great to have in your back pocket during holiday season. Crowd-pleasing chicken dishes are straightforward to prepare and transport to potlucks and parties.
1. Asian Chicken Meatballs
It can be difficult to find easy dishes to entertain with. Look no further than this recipe for Asian Chicken Meatballs. With minimal dishes used or preparation time needed, these meatballs free you from worry in the kitchen and let you enjoy the aromatic balance of ginger, garlic, and sesame with your guests.
2. Chicken and Beet Arancini
Arancini is Italian for fried rice ball. In Italy these are made using Arborio, which is the same rice used for making risotto. Arancini is a creative and delicious way to use up leftover risotto. Arancini is always a party pleaser at cocktail parties, and a complete meal when paired with a soup or salad. Make sure to leave a few hours between making the risotto and the arancini to allow it to cool completely. Cold risotto is easier to form into the balls for frying.
3. Chicken and Brie Crostini
A great appetizer idea for your next get together. For a gluten-free alternative, try serving the chicken and brie on Cortland apple slices instead of the bread.
4. Chicken Liver Pâté in White Wine Sauce
Chicken Pâté may seem intimidating, but it comes together easily. Poaching the chicken livers in white wine adds subtle nuances that bring out the other flavours in the dish.
5. Chicken Rumaki with Maple Syrup Tamari
A simple, yet decadent, appetizer for the bacon lovers! Help bring folks back to the 70's with these nostalgic party picks. They are lower in calories and fat than the traditional rumaki made with bacon wrapped chicken livers. Feel free to substitute. Although the dish has a Japanese sounding name they are thought to be Hawaiian in origin.
6. Chicken & Insalata Caprese Party Picks
These stunning appetizers will be a hit at your next party! Combining the classic flavours of tomato, mozzarella and basil with briny olives and chicken makes a delicious bite that will impress your guests.
7. Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Chicken satay is the perfect addition to any appetizer spread. It’s great for parties and casual dining. Serve with a green salad to make a full meal of it.
8. Chicken Tartlets with Cranberry Salsa
These small-bite tartlets are a stunning appetizer at any party! Slightly spicy cranberry salsa tastes unbelievable paired with the chicken mixture in these bites.
9. Hot Spinach & Chicken Dip (Slow Cooker)
This is a perfect potluck recipe! Just toss everything in your slow cooker and let it simmer away. It’s delicious on sturdy crostini or pita chips.