Thai chicken cakes with sweet chilli sauce

Thai chicken cakes with sweet chilli sauce

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Cooking time

Ready in 20-25 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2 - 3

A light and healthy supper that's a great variation on the chicken theme

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving for two

kcalories
306
protein
43g
carbs
4g
fat
13g
saturates
2g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
0.28g

Ingredients

  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 175g/6oz each), cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • small piece fresh root ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, plus a few sprigs to garnish
  • 1 green chilli, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sweet chilli sauce, lime wedges, shredded spring onion and red chilli, to serve

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Method

  1. Toss the chicken, garlic, ginger, onion, coriander and chilli into a food processor and season well. Blitz until the chicken is finely ground and everything is well mixed. Use your hands to shape six small cakes.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then fry the cakes over a medium heat for about 6-8 minutes, turning once. Serve hot, with sweet chilli sauce, lime wedges, coriander, shredded spring onion and red chilli.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2004

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ctcondor's picture
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I don't have a food processor so instead of chicken I used ready minced turkey and added some garam masala - I loved these. I have done them several times already and served them as a main with rice or noodles. I have also put fried up some mushrooms and put those in as well - yummy!

jamish9's picture
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These are delicious and easy to make. i put them in the fridge before cooking and made them into smaller cakes; served as a starter.

hollywoozle's picture
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My mum used to make these all the time...they are DELICIOUS!!

bigross2489's picture
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Fantastic starter, everyone had a couple of cakes each which was plenty! Although i wanted more! The only change i would make would be to use red chilli's to add some more colour

deadams's picture
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These were lovely - very easy and quick. May try the suggestions included in these comments of adding some spices next time to see if there's an improvement but didn't seem necessary

sarahperry's picture
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Made these as a starter last night..YUM!! I added salt and black pepper to the mixture and they came out really well. I also added some steak seasoning which gives them a bit of extra kick and flavour. Will make these next week for a dinner party!

pshopper's picture

Loved the taste and texture of these Thai patties. The only thing the recipe omitted was salt and next time I will add some. I also pre-cooked them and then 10 minutes before serving I popped them into a hot oven and they were lovely and light.

pinkylou30's picture
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This is a great recipe, have made these loads of times and are certainly a firm favourite in our house, for a main meal we have these with potato wedges and salad. They are great as a starter too with salad for a dinner party.

chedges's picture
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Bit bland and boring for me. Definitely needs more substance and flavour. I might try again and use the extra spices as suggested on here, or some curry paste.

khannako's picture

So easy and tasty dish! I made some changes too, didn't have coriander and instead of green chilli used red and lot of it. I think cakes tasted even better with some salt and black pepper added to the mix.

janerollinson's picture
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Made these for a Boxing Night buffet and they disappeared very quickly; a real antidote for all the rich Christmas food! I made them ahead, cooked and froze them, then reheated them in the steamer to make sure they stayed nice & moist.

liannedawson's picture
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Made these as a starter and they were really easy and delicious. Will defintely make again.

bojanlo's picture
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Great snacks! My girlfriend doesn't like Asian cuisine, but after this simple recipe she's willing to try the lot.

pmr747's picture
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Nice but we felt that they needed a little something extra to give them a bit more flavour. Would do again but maybe add something else to give a bit of flavour (not sure what yet). Doddle to make.

bhoywonder's picture

My beautiful girlfriend made this delicious dish midweek. It was so quick and easy, just the way she likes it in the kitchen. She didn't refrigerate them but the chicken was straight out of the fridge anyway so it worked just fine. She's amazing !!!!

alethea000's picture
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absolutely fabulous and so easy, I added turmeric, ground coriander and cumin also,

tootz28's picture

These were delicious! Made them for a midweek dinner and they were so quick and easy to do. Didn't refrigerate them but the chicken was straight out of the fridge anyway so worked fine. Served with noodles drizzled with sesame oil topped with toasted sesame seeds.

vonnie's picture
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... oh, and I forgot to say, that putting the chicken cakes on a board or plate in the fridge for half an hour before frying makes them easier to work with.

vonnie's picture
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Really delicious, and very quick and easy to make.
You really do need to use LARGE chicken breasts though. I doubled the recipe for 4 adults, using average sized ones, and the portions were a touch on the meagre side.
I served it with a noodle salad and everyone enjoyed it.
Will definately make these again.

karakavanagh's picture
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nice and tasty but mix was to sticky,had to add breadcrumbs & dip in flour before frying

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