Thai chicken cakes with sweet chilli sauce

Thai chicken cakes with sweet chilli sauce

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(79 ratings)

Ready in 20-25 minutes


Serves 2 - 3
A light and healthy supper that's a great variation on the chicken theme

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving for two

  • kcal306
  • fat13g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.28g
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  • 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



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, plus a few sprigs to garnish
  • 1 green chilli, seeded and roughly chopped



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

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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  • sweet chilli sauce, lime wedges, shredded spring onion and red chilli, to serve


  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.

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1st Mar, 2012
In the end, these were very tasty but like a couple of other reviewers I had trouble with the texture. After blending, the mix was too moist to shape. I had to add some breadcrumbs and toss in flour to achieve a workable mix. After that though (and another addition of thai curry paste) they turned out lovely.
31st Jan, 2012
Really quick and easy, full of flavour and really moist. Even my 3 year old loved them! Will try cooking them in the oven next time, in bite-sized portions to serve as nibble with drinks.
3rd Jan, 2012
These were really yummy and so simple and quick to make. Will do again!
29th Dec, 2011
These were glorious - fresh and so simple to make. They were the first thing I made from scratch when my husband had gone back to work after paternity leave and I was home alone with a tiny baby, and we loved them. I particularly liked the fact that I could whizz them up in minutes when baby was napping and just fry them off when required. Excellent!
20th Nov, 2011
I had really high hopes for these after all the reviews but unfortunately I didn't enjoy them. The flavour was nice, (I put an extra chilli in as suggested by some others on here), and they were easy to make granted, but I found the texture so very strange! Perhaps I processed it all up too finely. Although they were moist they were sort of spongy in my opinion, so I don't think I'd make them again.
14th Nov, 2011
really easy to make and very tasty even got a compliment from the hubby.
6th Oct, 2011
A great starter, full of flavour .I added a red chilli and received high praise.
6th Oct, 2011
A great starter, full of flavour .I added a red chilli and received high praise.
20th Jul, 2011
I made these for the first time tonight and they were delicious and so easy to make. I added some lime juice and a small splash of fish sauce and a whole green chilli (seeds included) and they were perfect. I don't like things too spicy, but this really worked. I think it would have been too bland without the seeds. Anyway I served them with noodles and sweet chilli sauce! Yummy! Will be making these again for sure :)
13th Jul, 2011
A gorgeous recipe! Have made it twice now and my parents just love it. Full of flavour and healthy too, a winner!


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