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sweet chili chicken bites

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Quick, easy and absolutely delicious, these can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a main course with steamed rice or noodles.

yield 4 servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For sweet chili chicken bites

  • 1 lb
    chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3/4 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 lg
    free-run eggs
  • 1/4 c
  • canola oil for frying, as needed
  • 3/4 c
    sweet chili sauce, or as needed
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds, for garnish
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    chopped green onions, for garnish

How To Make sweet chili chicken bites

  • 1
    In a mixing bowl, add flour, cornstarch, baking powder, garlic powder, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Whisk until the ingredients are well blended before transferring the flour mixture to a shallow container.
  • 2
    In another shallow container, beat eggs and milk together.
  • 3
    Working in batches, dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture until well coating. Shake off any excess flour and dip them in the egg mixture; toss to coat. Return the chicken pieces back to the flour to dredge them a second time – this will make them crispier.
  • 4
    In a skillet over medium high heat, add oil and bring the temperature to 375ºF/190ºC. Working in batches, carefully add the coated chicken pieces and fry them until nicely brown, about 3 to 4 minutes, flipping them a couple times.
  • 5
    Transfer them to a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil; set aside while frying the others.
  • 6
    Transfer them to a large bowl and pour sweet chili sauce over; stir until well coated. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds and stir once again until evenly distributed. Before serving, sprinkle on some sliced green onions.
  • 7
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