Thai Chicken Bites Recipe (2024)

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These Thai 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! Serve these as an appetizer alone, or make it a meal by adding a side of Fried Rice or Chow Mein!

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Why You’ll Love This Sweet Chili Chicken Bites Recipe!

When I was at the grocery store the other day, I spotted some sweet chili sauce and it immediately made me think of these Thai Chicken Bites I used to eat at a restaurant in college. So, I picked up a bottle and made a homemade version. SO glad I did.These are crispy, salty and sweet nuggets of heaven made in less than 20 minutes! Yes Please! We ate ours for dinner, but these are great as snacks or appetizers.

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Ingredients Needed For Thai Chicken Bites

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. Here’s everything you’ll need to make Thai Chicken Bites:

  • Chicken Breast –boneless & skinless! You could also make this recipe with shrimp.
  • Flour, Garlic Powder, Salt + Pepper – dry ingredients used to coat the chicken as a breading.
  • Egg + Milk – wet ingredients used to bread the chicken.
  • Canola Oil – for frying! You can also use peanut oil!
  • Sweet Chili Sauce – for the perfect amount of sweet and heat. Look for something like this.
  • Carrots + Cilantro – both are used for garnish! I personally really like these with the chicken bites but you can always leave them out.

How to Make Thai Chicken Bites

First, you’re going to want to coat the 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. After the chicken is crispy, coat it in the sweet chili sauce and serve. Pretty quick and painless, right? For full recipe details including ingredient measurements, see the printable recipe card down below. Here are step-by-step instructions for making these Thai Chicken Bites:

1. Preheat Oil

Pour 1-2 inches of oil into a deep skillet. Preheat over medium heat. Oil is ready when it reaches 350° F.

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2. Prep Ingredients

Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

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In a shallow dish, stir together flour, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. In another shallow dish, whisk egg, milk, salt and black pepper together.

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3. Dredge + Coat Chicken

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!

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4. Cook + Drain Chicken

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.

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5. Toss, Garnish + Serve

Transfer to a large bowl and toss with sweet chili sauce. Divide into two equal portions and top with carrot, cilantro and sesame seeds. Serve warm.

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Storing Directions for Thai Chicken Bites

Store any leftover chicken in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4-5 days.

To Reheat: Place in microwave or air fryer for 1-2 minutes.

To Freeze: Allow chicken to cool completely to room temperature. Place in a freezer safe bag or airtight container and into the freezer for up to 3 months.

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More Thai Recipes to Try!

  • Chicken Pad Thai
  • Thai Chicken Pizza
  • Thai Steak Salad
  • Asian Slaw

Give these Thai Chicken Bites a try! They are perfect as an appetizer or snack, or even as an easy weeknight dinner served with white rice. Hope you like them as much as we do! Below you’ll find the printable recipe card! Enjoy, friends! 🙂

If you make this recipe, I would really appreciate it if you wouldgive it a star rating and leave your review in the comments! If you have a picture of your finished dish, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #laurenslatest and tagging me @laurens_latest.

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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

Cook Time 8 minutes mins

Total Time 18 minutes mins

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • canola oil or peanut oil, for frying
  • 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1 carrot julienned, for garnish
  • cilantro fresh, chopped, for garnish
  • sesame seeds for garnish

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Instructions

  • Pour 1-2 inches of oil into a deep skillet. Preheat over medium heat. Oil is ready when it reaches 350° F.

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  • Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces and set aside.

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  • In a shallow dish, stir together flour, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

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  • In another shallow dish, whisk egg, milk, salt, and black 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!

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  • 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.

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  • Transfer to a large bowl and toss with sweet chili sauce. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and top with carrot and cilantro. Serve warm.

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Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 619mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 5289IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: Thai

Keyword: thai chicken bites

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