Grilled Chicken Appetizer

This simple to make Grilled Chicken Appetizer combines seasoned chicken chunks with a zesty dipping sauce, which is great for sports parties. Prepare ahead and take tailgating for a quick snack.


  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp lemongrass
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and cut into 1 in chunks
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp green onion, green cut away and minced
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


Combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, lemongrass, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and cayenne in a large mixing bowl.

Slowly whisk in canola oil to keep the spices from clumping.

Stir in chicken pieces and coat completely with the seasoning mix.

Cover the bowl and refrigerate 1 hour.

Thread chicken chunks onto skewers.

Grill over medium heat for 6 minutes. Turn and grill 5 minutes more.

In a small bowl stir together the soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, green onion and red pepper flakes. Stir in a couple tsps of water if the sauce is too thick.

Use the sauce for dipping.


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