Thai Chicken Bites

IMG_1503 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.
IMG_1463 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!

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Thai Chicken Bites
yield: 2 servings
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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 or peanut oil for frying
1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
carrots & cilantro, for garnish

Directions:

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.

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86 Responses to “Thai Chicken Bites”

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    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum — August 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Those look so so so good! They look like a much better version of a delicious restaurant appetizer! YUM!

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    • Lauren — August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

      Thanks, Lindsay!

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    Amy — August 22, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    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 !

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    • Lauren — August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

      Aww, thanks Amy! So glad you like it!

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    Steve @ The Black Peppercorn — August 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm

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

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    • Lauren — August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

      Awesome! Glad someone recommended it!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    So simple, I love it! I love sweet chili sauce, I will have to give these a try.

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    • Lauren — August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

      Do you use sweet chili sauce for other recipes? Tell me!

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      • Old Hippie Chick — October 1st, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

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

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    DessertForTwo — August 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    LOVE that this serves two :)

    These look so man-friendly, I’ve gotta make ‘em! Stunning photos too :)

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    • Lauren — August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

      I have to start making smaller portions of these fattening recipes so I don’t eat too much!

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    carly {carlyklock} — August 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    These look SO. GOOD.

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    • Lauren — August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

      They were so good! You should make them, Carly!

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    Bev Weidner — August 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    AB.SO.LUTE.LY.

    in love.

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    • Lauren — August 22nd, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

      Me too, Bev!

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    Sasha @ The Procrastobaker — August 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    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 :)

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    • Lauren — August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:22 am

      Totally the kind of recipe to make a man fall in love! I snatched my husband with pie!

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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — August 22, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Lauren, these look wonderful! Of course, I’ve come to expect that from you. :)

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    • Lauren — August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:23 am

      Aww, thanks Courtney!

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    Lark (SparkyLarky) — August 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Lauren, these sound so easy…and delish! Just the kind of meals I like! ;)

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    • Lauren — August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:23 am

      Me too! Everyone needs these kinds of recipes in their back pocket for crazy days!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    These look amazing! I love the flavors of Thai cooking, and this looks so easy!

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    • Lauren — August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:24 am

      Sometimes, I crave Thai food. It’s so good.

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    Irishbaker — August 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

    These look so tasty and they look so easy to make,I’m definitely going to have to give these a go

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    • Lauren — August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:24 am

      Let me know how they turn out if you do end up making these!

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    Karly — August 23, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Oh my. These look amazing! I’m adding these to our menu for next week. :)

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    • Lauren — August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:25 am

      Awesome, Karly!

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    Arudhi@Aboxofkitchen — August 23, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Oh, those chicken with the chili sauce look so wonderful! I can finish the whole rice in my rice cooker with them :D

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    • Lauren — August 23rd, 2011 @ 2:25 am

      Perfect! I love using every last thing I make!

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    Meg's Everyday Indulgence — August 23, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I love sweet chili sauce so these just sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    Beth - Slice of Ssouthern — August 23, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Awesome! Better than any restaurant! Love your creativity…!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — August 23, 2011 at 10:12 am

    These look pretty darn good! I am thinking football parties this fall. My guests will be happy!

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    Kathryn — August 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Sweet chilli sauce is amazing, love it! These look so good and much nicer than any restaurant version.

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — August 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    This is my kind of dinner too!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — August 23, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I love sweet chili sauce but I never really know what to do with it, great idea!

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    sheauen — August 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    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!

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    Kelly — September 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    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

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    Amy- The Hungry Teacher — September 13, 2011 at 3:39 am

    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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    Lori — December 8, 2011 at 2:01 am

    My family is going to love this recipe. I love your site!!! Can’t wait to make the some of your other recipes.

    Thanks!

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    susan — December 30, 2011 at 12:48 am

    these look so good. my kids would love these (on the less spicy side).

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    Yvonne Smigelski — January 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    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?

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    • Lauren — January 18th, 2012 @ 5:08 am

      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.

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    Mareth — January 25, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    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.

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    Mackenzie — January 26, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    These Thai chicken bites have been a long time favourite of mine, I’m very excited to try the receipe for dinner tonight!

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    Yuliya — February 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    made this for new years as an appetizer! was a great hit, making it again right now for superbowl!

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    Catie — February 11, 2012 at 3:46 am

    I discovered your blog today, and when I saw these I had to make them.
    They turned out great!
    Thanks so much.

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    Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious — February 13, 2012 at 6:30 am

    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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    julie — February 18, 2012 at 4:01 am

    thanks for this super simple, quick recipe! i just made it and it tastes great!!

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    Sam — June 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    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

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    Msrgaret — July 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm

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

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    Rekha — July 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

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

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    Elizabeth — August 5, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    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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    Josina — September 10, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Just made these tonight – my hubby, one year old son and I gobbled them up. Soooo good!!

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    Kelly — December 22, 2012 at 8:52 am

    We want to make the Thai pizza from Boston pizza! Any tips?? They aren’t selling it anymore!

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    Julie — January 3, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Help! trying to print the eggs and the shrooms and the thai chicken bites but there isn’t anything there when I click to print!!!

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    Sherry in Union, KY — January 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    These are sooooo good! These reminded me of sweet and sour chicken with a nice kick. They would be great served with rice and some steamed or stir-fried sweet peppers and fresh pineapple. Maggi sells a sweet Thai chili sauce without MSG, so that’s what I used. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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    Silvia — February 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’m going to make it on Sunday! Love the ingredients and it looks so easy to make!

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    Shelby — June 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    LOVE THESE ! I would consider myself a pretty amateur cook and this is a very simple recipe with amazing results. Must try!

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    SummPD — September 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I have made these multiple times and my husband me i love them! I follow the recipe as is and serve with a a little salad with peanut or ginger dressing.

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    SummPD — September 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I have made these multiple times, my husband and I Iove them! I serve with a side salad with peanut or ginger dressing.

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    Veronica — February 2, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    this looks so yummy! do you think i could do it with cubed tofu?? I don’t eat meat :(

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    Elizabeth — February 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

    I made this last night, my first from your website, and it was absolutely delicious!! Thank you so much!!

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    Rach @ EazyPeazyMealz — April 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    oh my gosh, I have every ingredient right now, so I am totally making these! Yummy! I can’t wait to try them.

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    Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower — April 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Oh wow! Those chicken bites look so mouthwatering. I really have to try this soon.

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    Hibah Qurashi — April 28, 2014 at 5:21 am

    I just tried this recipe and love it! thank you! A great appetiser :-)

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    Brandy — June 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    If I wanted to make a meal out of this, what could I use as a side(s) other then rice?

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