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5 Easy Appetizers Starring Chicken Nuggets

Posted on November 30, 2012

Chicken nuggets and Popcorn Chicken are both childhood favorites. So, who says they can’t step it up to dinner party status? Starting with these tasty morsels of our youthful years, here are a variety of easy appetizers that will kick off your holiday party with some simple cheer:

Chick Parm Bites: Top FreeBird Chicken Nuggets with a drizzle of prepared marinara sauce, then sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake until heated through and serve on a toasted garlic bread crouton.

Chicken Caesar Snacks:  Shred a few leaves of Romaine lettuce and toss with your favorite Caesar salad dressing. Place a small spoonful on top of a golden, crisp FreeBird chicken nugget. Sprinkle shaved asiago or Parmesan cheese on top and serve immediately so lettuce and chicken both remain crisp.

BBQ Chicken Sliders:  Place precooked FreeBird Chicken Nuggets on slider buns. Top with barbeque sauce and a spoonful of prepared coleslaw. Sprinkle with chopped chives and make sure to have enough for a big crowd!

Chicken Taco Tastes: Spoon a dollop of refried beans onto the center of a tortilla chip. Next add a bit of salsa or sour cream. Place a warm piece of crispy popcorn chicken on top and sprinkle with shredded cheddar. Serve as is or place under the broiler just until cheese is melted.

Chick and Dips: Skewer crispy popcorn chicken onto kebabs with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Serve with a variety of sauce for dipping including pesto, balsamic dressing or herbed mayo.

Check out our video for more Chicken Nugget and Popcorn Chicken recipe ideas.