Who doesn't love crispy appetisers? When it comes to non-veg options, chicken finger foods are some of the most popular ones. Although other types of meat and fish can also be used, chicken remains a common choice. Why? Because they are easy to prepare and also experiment with. Many chicken finger foods are deep-fried to a crisp brown colour. Inside, they have a range of delicious fillings and outside, they are paired with flavourful dips. Are you looking for mouth-watering party appetisers? Or are you looking for an indulgent snack for the weekend? Either way, we have come up with a quick list of unique chicken snacks. Check it out below.
6 Delicious Chicken Finger Food Recipes | Best Chicken Party Snacks:
1. Crusted Chicken Tenders
This snack is sure to be a hit with everyone who tastes it. Chicken strips are marinated in ginger, garlic and green chilli paste. They are later coated with a herbed oat crumb and then fried/ baked. It may sound fancy, but only everyday ingredients are needed. Click here for the full recipe. Pro tip: Serve it with a cheesy dip and a spicy dip.
2. Goan Croquettes
This snack can not only be enjoyed plain but you can also sandwich it between bread rolls - and thus make another type of appetiser! The word "croquette" is believed to have been derived from the French word "croquer," meaning "to crunch" or "to bite." Thus, the name itself tells you that it's meant to be a crispy, bite-sized snack! What more assurance do you need? Click here for the full recipe.
3. Mini Keema Samosas
We can't have a chicken finger food list without a keema item. Chicken keema is a wonderful ingredient and can be stuffed into rotis, layered with rice and fashioned into cutlets. But if it's a finger food you're after, try making mini keema samosas. This snack is also a great idea if you have leftover keema and are wondering what to do with it. For this appetiser, you can make a maida covering at home or even use store-bought samosa patties. Click here for the complete recipe.
Also Read: 5 Delicious Non-Veg Samosa Recipes For Your Weekend Indulgence
4. Chilli Garlic Chicken Wings
In this snack, a beloved type of appetiser (wings) meets an equally beloved flavour combo (chilli garlic). Seems like a match made in heaven! These wings can be prepared in under 50 minutes and are the perfect indulgence any time, any day. No complex ingredients or techniques required. Check out an easy recipe here. Want some more ideas for chicken wings? Click here for our top 5 picks.
5. Chicken Popcorn
Chicken popcorn is one of the most popular snacks of all time - and for good reason. After all, it is so convenient to make as well as to eat. Its small size allows this non-veg 'popcorn' to have the perfect balance between outer crunch and inner softness. Also, you can use any sort of flavouring and it will still taste good. Click here for the complete recipe for Chicken Popcorn.
6. Chicken Potli
As you may know, "potli" means a small bag. This exquisite appetiser indeed looks like a potli and 'carries' inside it a yummy and spicy chicken filling. The crisp exterior is made using filo sheets, which you can easily find in stores or even try making at home. If you like fried wontons and dumplings, you will love this snack. Check out the step-by-step recipe here.
Our mouths are watering already! Are you looking for some veg finger food options too? Then check out this list. Happy weekend!
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