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Chinese Chicken Bites

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One of my favorite parts of going to a Chinese restaurant is the food we get before the main course! Now it's easy to make these at home to create our own appetizer poo-poo platter.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Peanut oil for frying

What to Do

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients except the peanut oil; mix well.

  2. Cover the bottom of a large skillet with about 1/2 inch peanut oil and heat over medium-high heat.

  3. Drop the chicken mixture by teaspoonfuls into the hot oil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and fry the chicken pieces for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown, turning once.

  4. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.

Makes 30 to 35 pieces.


Serve these with hoisin sauce or your favorite Chinese dipping sauce. Why not try using ground turkey in place of the ground chicken? Go'll get the same great taste.

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I just made these chicken bites, they were good,,I knew that a teaspoon of salt might be a bit much...I was right and I am the one that loves salt. It was too much. I will make it again, but i will only use 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Have Fun .

Thanks for the tip! I have to cut down on sodium anyway. I would like to add some finely chopped water chestnuts in there, too, for crunch! And you have to fry in peanut oil! It gives it more Chinese flavor.

I agree that these do sound very good, but can they be made with anything other then all purpose flour?

You can use corn starch instead of flour.

The flour is there as a binder, 2 hold chicken 2gether, that's all. U can use bread crumbs, crushed crackers(Town house, my fav) or binder that u think will work.

These sound pretty good. My grandson might even help put them together, considering he loves the Chinese buffet restaurant. Of course, he doesn't pick all the Chinese-type stuff, but is getting to be a big fan of their sushi.

Does anyone have the recipe for the sweet red sauce restaurants serve with wontons and egg rolls?

hi Angel, they sell some pretty good ones at the store. It's called sweet and sour sauce. Have fun!

your best bet would be to google either plum sauce for dimsum or sweet/sour cherry dipping should be able find either one...otherwise any major food store with Asian food aisle should have the bottled sauce...hope this helps

Does anyone have the recipe for the sweet red sauce restaurants serve with wontons and egg rolls?

You can find several online by simply searching. Some include pineapple chunks for using over sweet and sour chicken, etc. Others are just the plain sauce with no pineapple chunks but still using pineapple juice. There is also bottled sweet and sour sauce in the grocery store, probably with the Asian foods.

The sweet red sauce you refer to is known as sweet and sour sauce. Search online under that name.


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