13 handheld goodies for the ultimate snacky dinner

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When you’re not in the mood for a big meal, a snacky dinner is the way to go. It’s all about grabbing a little bit of this and a little bit of that, mixing up flavors and having fun with what you’re eating. Think of it as your own little feast with 13 handheld goodies that make the ultimate laid-back dinner.

Pancit noodles on a plate with veggies and chicken.
Pancit Bihon. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

Mochiko Chicken

A hand holding a crispy piece of mochiko chicken.
Mochiko Chicken. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

If you’re in the mood for something crispy and a bit sweet, Mochiko Chicken is your go-to handheld goodie for a snacky dinner. It’s got a unique coating that makes it stand out at any dinner. You can munch on these while mingling with friends or family, making them a top pick for an easygoing evening. They’re just the right mix of fun and tasty.
Get the Recipe: Mochiko Chicken

Indian Frankies

Hand holding a frankie roll with two more rolls in the background.
Indian Frankies. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

Think of a wrap filled with spicy goodness, and you’ve got Indian Frankies, a stellar choice for a handheld snacky dinner. They’re easy to hold and even easier to devour, packed with flavors that’ll take your taste buds on a trip. Whether you’re on a break or at a party, these Frankies are sure to add some zest to your mealtime.
Get the Recipe: Indian Frankies

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

stacked taquitos on a plate.
Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

When you want something crunchy and filled with chicken, Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos are the answer. They’re a breeze to whip up and perfect for a snacky dinner, especially when you’re craving a bit of crunch. Grab a couple of these handheld delights, and you’ve got yourself a meal that’s both satisfying and fun.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

Paneer Pakora

low angle shot of a pile of paneer pakora.
Paneer Pakora. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

When Paneer Pakora makes an appearance, you know dinner’s going to be anything but boring. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and all-around delicious, it’s the snacky dinner dream. These handheld goodies make it easy to enjoy the best of both worlds: great taste and the fun of finger food.
Get the Recipe: Paneer Pakora

Pad Kee Mao with Chicken

A bowl of pad kee mao with chicken shot from above.
Pad Kee Mao with Chicken. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

If you’re craving something spicy and satisfying, Pad Kee Mao with Chicken is the way to go. This isn’t your typical meal; it’s a handheld adventure that spices up any dinner. Perfect for those nights when you want to mix things up and enjoy a snacky dinner with a kick. It’s a family favorite for a reason.
Get the Recipe: Pad Kee Mao with Chicken

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Lamb kofta kebabs on a wooden board with  fresh herbs and vegetables.
Lamb Kofta Kebabs. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

Lamb Kofta Kebabs bring the excitement of street food right to your dinner table. They’re the perfect addition to any snacky dinner, offering a handheld feast that’s as tasty as it is convenient. Ideal for those nights when you’re craving something different.
Get the Recipe: Lamb Kofta Kebabs

Samosa Chaat

low angle shot of a plate of samosa chaat.
Samosa Chaat. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

Mixing up the crispy with the tangy, Samosa Chaat is a brilliant pick for a handheld snacky dinner. It’s a fun way to enjoy something different, combining textures and tastes in one bite. Perfect for those who like a little spice, this snack is a conversation starter, guaranteed to add some flair to your evening nibbles.
Get the Recipe: Samosa Chaat

Thai Chicken Satay

overhead shot of thai chicken satay on a black plate with peanut sauce on the side.
Thai Chicken Satay. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

There’s something about Thai Chicken Satay that just makes dinner exciting again. Skewered and ready to go, it’s the ultimate handheld goodie for those snacky dinner nights. It’s all about bringing the fun back to the table, one bite-sized piece at a time. Definitely a must-try.
Get the Recipe: Thai Chicken Satay

Stir Fried Hokkien Noodles

Stir-fried noodles with shrimp and beef in a pan with chopsticks.
Stir Fried Hokkien Noodles. Photo credit: Eggs All Ways.

Stir Fried Hokkien Noodles might not be your first thought for a handheld goodie, but they reinvent snacky dinner in the best way. Load them up, grab a fork, and go – it’s a hands-on experience that’s as delightful as it is simple. This is how you make dinner exciting and effortless.
Get the Recipe: Stir Fried Hokkien Noodles

Thai Curry Puffs

Thai curry puffs filled with ground chicken, potatoes, peas, onions, garlic and spices.
Thai Curry Puffs. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

Thai Curry Puffs are like little packets of dinner joy, ready to make snacky dinner time something to look forward to. With their handheld convenience and burst of flavor, these goodies are a hit. They remind you that dinner doesn’t have to be serious to be seriously good.
Get the Recipe: Thai Curry Puffs

Pancit Bihon

Pancit noodles on a plate with veggies and chicken.
Pancit Bihon. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

It’s not just any dinner when you’ve got Pancit Bihon in your hands. This dish turns the idea of a sit-down meal on its head, making it fun to just grab and eat. It’s the ultimate snacky dinner, packing all the flavors you love into an easy-to-enjoy handheld goodie. Just another way mom keeps dinner exciting.
Get the Recipe: Pancit Bihon

Bombay Sandwiches

Bombay Sandwiches layered with potato, tomato, cucumbers, and an herb chutney sauce.
Bombay Sandwiches. Photo credit: all Ways Delicious.

Bombay Sandwiches turn your snacky dinner into an instant hit. They’re the perfect blend of ease and flavor, making them the ideal handheld goodies for a laid-back meal. It’s all about adding a bit of fun to the dinner table, one sandwich at a time.
Get the Recipe: Bombay Sandwiches

Dan Dan Noodles

A close-up of twirled dan dan noodles on a fork with herbs and bits of meat.
Dan Dan Noodles. Photo credit: All Ways Delicious.

With Dan Dan Noodles, it’s all about flavor-packed bites that make snacky dinner something special. These noodles bring a spicy twist to your handheld goodies, turning up the heat and the fun. It’s the perfect way to spice up dinner without a lot of fuss. A real treat for those adventurous taste buds.
Get the Recipe: Dan Dan Noodles

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