Appetizer Asian

Asian Style Sweet Chili Chicken Bites

Crispy breaded chicken tossed in a delicious sweet chili sauce…

One of the Asian appetizers my hubs & I enjoy the most is the Asian-style chicken bites. Crispy breaded chicken tossed in an amazing sweet & spicy sauce. I recreated this dish in my kitchen & I wasn’t disappointed. It turned out delicious.

Asian Style Sweet Chili Chicken Bites
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Asian
  • Chicken breast or thighs, diced- 2 breasts or thighs
  • Ground black pepper- a few pinches
  • Paprika- ⅛ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
For frying
  • All-purpose flour- ½ cup
  • Egg- 1
  • Breadcrumbs- 1 cup
  • Oil- enough for frying
For making sauce
  • Rice vinegar- ¼ cup
  • Fish sauce or soy sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Brown sugar- 2 tbsp
  • Sambal oelek or ground chili paste- 2 tbsp (for less heat add 1 tbsp)
  • Cornstarch- 1 tsp
  • Water- 3 tbsp
For garnish
  • Black or white sesame seeds- 1 tsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Cucumber, sliced thin- ¼ cup
  1. To a bowl, add chicken, ground black pepper, paprika & salt, combine well. Let marinate for 10 minutes.
  2. In a bowl have the flour ready, crack an egg into a bowl & beat it well, and spread breadcrumbs on a plate.
  3. Add oil to a frying pan & let the oil turn hot.
  4. First coat the chicken with flour, dip in the egg & let coat well, finally coat with breadcrumbs.
  5. Drop the chicken to the hot oil & deep fry till golden in color & crispy.
  6. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  7. In a bowl, add all the above-mentioned ingredients for making the sauce, combine well.
  8. Add the sauce to a hot saucepan, keep stirring & cook for 3 minutes till the sauce thickens.
  9. Transfer the sauce to a bowl.
  10. Pour the sauce over the chicken, toss it well.
  11. Garnish with sesame seeds, green onions & cucumber.
  12. Enjoy this sweet & spicy chicken bites, perfect appetizer.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...