Chicken Skewers and Spicy Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Chicken Skewers with Spicy Cranberry Dipping Sauce Recipe

Looking for a great finger-food to serve at a cocktail party or on New Year’s Eve? This is an easy appetizer you can whip up in about 20 minutes and your guests will be very impressed. Try this recipe for next party!

servings: 12 skewers

prep time: 10 minutes

cook time: 10 minutes

total time: 20 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb chicken tenders ( about 10-12 chicken tenders)
  • ½ cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • cooking spray


Step 1: In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, one tablespoon red wine vinegar and garlic.

Step 2: Toss chicken in the dressing and thread each tender onto a skewer.

Chicken Skewers Appetizer Recipe - Step 2

Step 3: Preheat a grill pan over medium heat and grill skewers until char marks appear on both sides and chicken is cooked through, about 8-10 minutes total.

Chicken Skewers Appetizer - Step 3

Step 4: While chicken is grilling make the sauce: mix cranberry sauce, remaining tablespoon of vinegar, red pepper flakes, salt, and water into a small saucepan and whisk until combined. Set the pot over medium heat and boil until slightly reduced (about 6 – 8 minutes).

Chicken Skewers Apetizer - Step 4

Step 5: Serve spicy cranberry dipping sauce alongside chicken skewers.

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