Chicken Snacks Recipes: A non-vegetarian like me would always go weak in the knees with the mention of chicken in the meal. Just the fact that you can do so much with this multi-beneficial meat is a reason enough to cook it more often. From having delicious chicken sandwiches and crispy bruschetta for breakfast to luscious butter chicken in dinner, it is incredible how you can cook chicken in numerous ways, especially sans the bones. Baked, fried, seared, broiled or sauteed, chicken scores above all - nutritionally as well as in taste.
Chicken being a lean, low fat protein meat is touted to be one of the healthier meats that doesn't put you on the risk of high cholesterol. It keeps you full for a longer spell and also helps burning fat more efficiently. It is also said that a 100-gram serving of chicken can contribute about 30 different nutritional substances to a human body. Interesting, right? Moreover, did you know that chicken has anti-cancer properties too? Yes, you heard us! It is due to the presence of selenium, a chemical that is associated with reduce risk of various kinds of cancer, as per the study published in British Journal of Nutrition.
While cooking chicken isn't rocket science, but cooking juicy, tender and moist chicken does require a bit of skill, practice and various cooking techniques. You might have had a number of mouth-watering chicken dishes at various restaurants but the homemade version of chicken dishes are considered to be the best in comparison to what you can have outside.
With the vast variety of chicken recipes that can be cooked at home, it can get quite a task to decide, especially if you are having a party at home. Chicken snacks are loved by kids and adults, alike, we bring you the seven of the best chicken snacks recipes that will leave your taste buds asking for more.
Here're 11 Best Chicken Snacks That You Can Prepare At Home:
Flavourful chicken tenders wrapped with the goodness of ground oat, deep fried to crunchy crisp, oat crusted chicken tenders are perfect to serve for snacks on game or movie nights with and family. Just dip the chicken strips in ginger, garlic and green chilli paste before coating in oats along with pepper, garlic powder and herbs. Serve along with tomato ketchup.
A special favourite of Indians across, tikkas are one of the most popular Indian chicken snacks that are prepared on almost every occasion. The rich flavours of butter, red chilli, black pepper, chaat masala, ginger-garlic paste along with the tang of lime will leave you craving for more!
Can you ever say no to succulent, juicy and absolutely delicious chicken kebabs? No one can! Originated in the Mughal era, kebabs have taken over the Indian cuisine with a storm. Gilafi refers to the host of veggies that cover the baked chicken mince. With a spicy mix of minced chicken, chillies, onion, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander leaves, mint leaves and kewra water along with goodness of dry fruits and tang of lime, these gilafi kebabs are perfect chicken snacks to prepare over the weekend for brunch.
A snack you can prepare along with a cup of tea or as a morning breakfast too. Tandoori chicken bruschetta is a perfect balance of crispy toasted bruschetta and juicy, tender, flavourful tandoori chicken sitting atop.
Delectable chicken seekh with a mouth-watering balance of mild flavours, this chicken seekh recipe is a great appetiser that is tweaked to suit our diet plans! Baked to perfection, chicken seekh kebabs have tempting flavours of red chilli, ginger-garlic and pepper mixed well with chicken mince. Prepare this chicken snack for your next get-together at home and serve with mint chutney for a scrumptious deal.
Here is the ultimate chicken snack that is sure to please the crowd! Chicken wings marinated in yogurt along with host of spices, roasted to perfection in barbecue sauce and served with a layer of roasted sesame seeds. Serve with a generous squeeze of lemon and a pinch of coriander leaves.
Juicy chicken steaks, perfect for all occasions! Image credits- iStock
The most loved street food of Delhi and neighbouring states, momos are a North-Eastern delight that has gained popularity over the recent years. Scrumptious, steamed dumplings stuffed with a variety of ground meat or vegetables, momos are perfect to prepare at home during the cold, winter evenings. From tandoori moms and fried momos to chocolate and cheese momos, you have a huge variety to choose from, and the best part is that this yummy delight is loved by kids and adults, alike.
Chicken keema is an ultimate non-vegetarian inclusion to the South Indian cuisine list. This recipe is not just unique but also quite healthy.
9. Chicken 555
This chicken dish is a quick and easy recipe that you can make in no time. It requires a minimum of ingredients and is perfect when you are looking for a party starter!
We have found this chicken hot dog recipe that will add the delicious flavours of chicken to the western street-food classic.
Try these mouth-watering chicken recipes at home and don't forget to let us know your favourite one in the comment section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.