A big welcome back to my little sis!
Hello everyone! It is Kim’s sister, Samantha, again! I know, I know. It’s been a while…like 6 months. I’ve just been super busy and life has been cray cray. But, I am here to grace you guys with my lovely presence and bring with me a super yummy, and simple dinner.
Because my schedule is all over the place, I don’t always have the time or the drive to make fancy dinners. That being said, I am constantly looking for and creating recipes that are simple and quick, but are nutritious and satisfying. So, here is one of my favourites.
Easy Sweet Chili Chicken
1 – 2 boneless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
½ cup flour*
1 large egg, beaten
¼ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup prepared sweet chili sauce
Preheat oven to 325 F. Cut your chicken breast(s) into 1 inch cubes. Pat dry with paper towel.
Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip chicken cubes into flour. Make sure all sides are coated. Then, dip into egg. Shake off excess egg.
Heat oil in a large skillet. Pan fry the chicken cubes for about 3 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned but not cooked through.
While chicken is in the skillet, warm the sweet chili sauce in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
Once chicken is lightly browned, place the cooked pieces into a greased cooking pan. Pour the sauce over the chicken and give it a quick mix so everything is coated by the sauce. Bake chicken for 20 - 30 minutes, uncovered. Flip the chicken halfway through cooking. Once done, remove from oven.
Serve with rice and steamed veggies.
You can use cornstarch instead. It does the same trick.
You don’t want the chicken pieces to be too eggy, but it should just be enough to make a generous coating.
I didn’t measure the sweet chili sauce when I made this, so you can add more if you need to. I used store bought sauce because it is quick and easy, but there are many good recipes out there for homemade sauce if you wish to do so.
This is one of my favourite recipes to use for any type of Asian-style fried chicken. I tend to swap out the sweet chili sauce out for teriyaki, sweet and sour, honey garlic, etc. The simple flour and eggs coating is a much healthier and lighter option compared to the usual batter.
I hope you guys enjoy it! And I hope it isn’t another six months before I post again.
See you guys later!
A little about me
Just a BC girl living in a Alberta world on a cattle ranch nestled near Kananaskis country. I love all things food, my husband and my two beautiful children. I am always looking for inspiration through the world around me.