Thai chicken bites

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Makes 20
These delicately spiced canapés will disappear in seconds, perfect for a posh party

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal36
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.35g
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Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • pinch dried chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • juice 1 lime
  • handful each coriander, mint and parsley leaves, chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 4 heads red or green chicory
    Chicory

    Chicory

    chik-or-ee

    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • 1 red chilli, sliced, to serve
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

Method

  1. Chop the chicken thighs into small pieces with a knife until they resemble coarse mince. Heat a wok over a high heat. When smoking hot, add the oil, chicken and shallot. Stir constantly and cook for about 5 mins until the chicken is cooked but not browned. Then stir in 1 tsp water, the dried chilli and fish sauce. Cook for 2 mins more. Remove from the heat, squeeze over the lime juice and leave to cool. Can be made up to 1 day ahead.

  2. To serve, mix the herbs into the chicken mixture. Separate the chicory into individual leaves (you’ll need about 20) and arrange on serving plates. Place 1-2 tbsp of the chicken mixture into each leaf and scatter over some extra chopped herbs and sliced fresh chillies.

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Comments (7)

funkiliciousjx's picture
5

Oops forgot to rate. Plus I used chicken breast not thighs and it turned out deliciously.

funkiliciousjx's picture
5

Absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't get chicory so used little gem lettuce leaves instead and worked brilliantly. Going to a party this weekend and will definitely be making them for that.

phegarty's picture
5

You have to try these so delicious I have made them at least on 5 different occasion :)

chickin66's picture
5

These were delicious, easy to make too, although I will try chicken breast next time as I'm so fussy about fat and stringy bits, therefore the thighs took ages to chop. Everyone at the party loved them and I had some great comments.

hristina2009's picture
5

Fantastic. Made these for a bring and share and had lots of requests for the recipe. Good for those watching their weight too

skye38's picture
5

Gorgeous, easy and waistline friendly

franniban's picture
5

These were absolutely awsome! They went down a storm and I will definately do them again. The red raddichio or chicory is lovely with it as well.

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