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_1463Ok, 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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  1. Those look so so so good! They look like a much better version of a delicious restaurant appetizer! YUM!

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  2. 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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    • Aww, thanks Amy! So glad you like it!

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  3. 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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    • Awesome! Glad someone recommended it!

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

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      • 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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  4. LOVE that this serves two 🙂

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

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

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

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

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  6. Lauren, these sound so easy…and delish! Just the kind of meals I like! 😉

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Perfect! I love using every last thing I make!

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

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

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. these look so good. my kids would love these (on the less spicy side).

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  17. 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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    • 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. made this for new years as an appetizer! was a great hit, making it again right now for superbowl!

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. thanks for this super simple, quick recipe! i just made it and it tastes great!!

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Just made these tonight – my hubby, one year old son and I gobbled them up. Soooo good!!

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

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