fried chicken

Sweet Chile Chicken Tidbits

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Here’s a great recipe from Russell Siu that’s incredibly easy to make. You can add some heat by adding a hotter sauce to the sweet chile sauce. Serve these tidbits over rice accompanied by a spinach salad.


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  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 4 chicken thighs, deboned and cut into 1 ½ inch cubes
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  • ½ cup Asian sweet chile sauce


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour and cornstarch. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dredge in the flour mixture, shaking off the excess.
  2. Deep fry the tidbits in 350°F oil for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain on paper towels and toss in the sweet chile sauce.
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