Thai Chicken Bites Recipe

5 from 6 votes

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These Chicken Bites are everything you want in a Thai Chicken recipe! Crispy, salty, sweet nuggets of pure joy and the recipe is pretty simple to make too!

Thai Chicken Bites

When I had semesters off during college, I used to be a server at a restaurant called Boston Pizza. Ever heard of them? They made awesome cobb salads, incredible breaded chicken wings, amazing pizza {….obviously} and delicious Thai chicken bites.

When I was at the store the other day, I spotted some sweet chili sauce and it immediately made me think of this appetizer. So, I picked up a bottle and made a homemade version. SO glad I did. These are crispy, salty and sweet nuggets of heaven. And they’re pretty easy to make too. We ate ours for dinner, but these are great as snacks or appetizers.

Ok, so first you’re going to want to coat some chicken pieces in flour and egg and then pan fry until crispy. Pan frying is like deep frying but healthier. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. {Another reason I still haven’t lost that last 5 pounds perhaps?} So, after the chicken is crispy, you coat it in the sweet chili sauce and serve. Pretty quick and painless, no?

If you take a look at the ingredients list, the only thing you probably won’t have in your pantry is this sweet chili sauce. I found it on the shelves in my small town grocery store so you should be able to find it in yours! {I think I paid $3.49. Not bad, right?} This recipe easily doubles or triples too! You’ll just have to do more batches using that healthy pan frying method we just talked about! 🙂

So, give these a try guys! Hope you like them as much as we do!

Thai chicken bites
5 from 6 votes

Thai Chicken Bites

These Chicken Bites are everything you want in a Thai Chicken recipe! Crispy, salty, sweet nuggets of pure joy and the recipe is pretty simple to make too!
servings 2 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast boneless & skinless
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • canola oil or peanut oil for frying
  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • carrots for garnish
  • cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Pour 1-2 inches of oil into a deep skillet. Preheat over medium heat.
  • Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and set aside. In a shallow dish, stir together flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • In another shallow dish, whisk egg, milk, salt and pepper together. Toss chicken pieces into dry mixture first, then into the egg mixture and back to the dry. Make sure you coat the chicken completely during each step!
  • Place chicken pieces into hot oil and fry until golden brown on each side. (About 3-4 minutes per side.) Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and toss with sweet chili sauce. Divide into two equal portions and top with carrot and cilantro. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.3mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: thai chicken bites
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106 Responses
    1. Kathleen Hurtak

      5 stars
      Great recipe! My husband and I have enjoy this recipe a few times! So much better than any fast food I have tasted and so easy. Thank you for the great recipe.

  1. Amy

    Your blog is prob one of my top 10 favorites. I love all the recipes you post! This looks great! It is SO SIMPLE! Throw a side of rice and broccoli and you have a great healthy meal !

  2. Steve @ The Black Peppercorn

    These look great! Something similar to what I make. I really like your blog! I was just recommended it. Glad I came by.

      1. Old Hippie Chick

        I make crackers with brie and pear, and drizzle the sweet chili sauce over the cheese. They are simple, but delicious!

  3. Sasha @ The Procrastobaker

    Now THESE look like something i could happily devour without a moments guilt 🙂 totally gorgeous, i love sweet chilli sauce too! this is the sort of recipe that makes guys fall in love with girls i feel 🙂

  4. sheauen

    i made this last night and my husband ate every last piece and refused to share. its a good thing i doubled the recipe and left half in the kitchen. i’m very intimidated by frying…but the pay frying was a lot more managable for me…although i still haven’t mastered the flour, egg wash, flour without getting it all over me and the counter. it was a hit and i would definitely make it again! thanks for posting!

  5. Kelly

    This is our dish for the first Monday Night Football game! Looks amazing.. just found your blog and WOW I am swamped with food to make! LOVE LOVE

  6. Amy- The Hungry Teacher

    These were SO good!!
    I adapted the recipe and baked them instead- using panko to give them crunch!! I’m going to blog about them tonight:)

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  10. Yvonne Smigelski

    Hi Lauren,
    Would you be able to freeze this dish and not have it go soggy? I thought about making it with a bed of rice and freezing it together for those hurried nights after work. What do you think?

    1. Lauren

      I don’t think there’s a way to do this without it going soggy. You can fry the chicken and freeze it plain. Then crisp it up in the oven and toss it in the sauce after.

  11. Mareth

    Funny, I just got a “finger cooking” menu thing in the mail from Boston Pizza and thought the thai bites looked good. Typed it in and you came up first! Thanks so much for the recipe, can’t wait to try it. I was just wondering what you served with them.

  12. Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious

    I love thai food and this looks so easy/simple to make.

    And seriously, thank you for posting this recipe for only 2 servings. I either cook for myself or for me and the boyfriend when he’s in town so this recipe is absolutely perfect. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe 🙂

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  14. Sam

    I used to be a manager there and we got rid of them, but kept ordering more of the sauce cause everyone loved it so much. On Tuesdays we even had a silly thing that we called “Tie/Thai Tuesday”…all the servers wore ties with their uniform and all of the thai food was half off…and Mai Tai’s too! Thanks for the recipe, I miss eating them cause I don’t work there anymore

  15. Msrgaret

    i have been making these for years. I suggest that you also try it with fish and pork, it is just as delicious.

  16. Rekha

    Hi. Looks too tempting. will definately try it out easy and quick to make receipe.
    Thanks for a real yummy receipe.

  17. Elizabeth

    I’m making these with a homemade sweet chili sauce I found on picturetherecipe.com Your Thai Bites look so good, have never eaten anything like this. Bet they turn out wonderful! =)

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