Gluten Free Thai Chicken Bites

Crispy gluten free boneless chicken bites topped with sweet Thai chili sauce, oh yes, please! These Gluten Free Thai Chicken Bites are always the first to go at parties and on the dinner table.

DElicious gluten free thai chicken bites

Gluten Free Thai Chicken Bites

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Back in the day before the kids were born my husband and I would go to Boston Pizza for weekly snacks and cocktails. This was before health was on my radar and we would indulge in pasta, sugary martinis, and Thai chicken bites.

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That feels like a lifetime ago.

Gluten free boness chicken in a cast iron skillet drizzled with sweet thai chili sauce

These days I’m more interested in taking a classic recipe and turning it into a healthier option. Not just a healthy option but now that I have found out that wheat brings on my chronic hives, a gluten-free option.

Easy Appetizer for The Holidays

Although these boneless Thai chicken bites are good any time of the year, they’re perfect for the holiday season.

They’re easy to make, they’re fantastic to make ahead of time, or they’re good to keep warm in a slow cooker for an easy warm appetizer for your holiday party.

Let’s face it, the holidays (as wonderful as they are) can be a little hectic. I tend to get overwhelmed easily so when it comes to creating my shopping list I like to use the Chicken App.

On days where I’m crazy busy, it’s nice to have the Chicken App because my husband will see the grocery list and can grab a few things on his way home from work without me texting him a list. It’s also great because there are a ton of recipes and instructions on there! It has you and your sanity covered for the holidays, and any regular day for the matter (because #momlife is hard).

PS: Scroll to the bottom of this recipe for a fun contest!

Homemade Thai Chicken Bites Recipe

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Crispy gluten free boneless chicken bites with sweet thai chili dipping sauce.

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What is Buckwheat Flour?

Ingredients to make a thai chili chicken appetizer using gluten free buckwheat flour.

I recently discovered buckwheat flour. It was brought to my attention during my training through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition during a baking class where I made amazing gluten free ginger cookies.

Although wheat is in the name, buckwheat flour is gluten free. It’s safe for celiacs and gluten sensitivities because it is from a seed, not a grain.

Buckwheat is usually mixed with other flours, as it has a bitter taste, but I found that it works perfectly with this Thai chicken appetizer.

Or you could blend together your own all purpose gluten free flour.

Close up shot of a gluten free chicken appetizer garnished with shredded carrots, cilantro, and sesame seeds.

Gluten Free Chicken Recipes

These gluten free thai chicken bites are so simple. You are going to love them!

How to make Thai Chicken Bites gluten free

Boneless chicken bites made gluten free, paired with sweet thai chili sauce for a sweet and spicy taste.

By swapping all purpose flour with buckwheat flour, you have a delicious and easy gluten free breaded chicken. I love it when a dish comes together without sacrificing taste!

Randa’s Tip: Bring the chicken breasts to room temperature before making the dish. If you place the chicken on the skillet while cold, it will stick.

I made this recipe in a nonstick pan and a cast iron skillet. I recommend the cast iron skillet as it helped brown the breaded chicken beautifully. The pieces I did in the other pan didn’t look as pretty (they were a little chared). They still tasted fine but I wanted to bring this to your attention.

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Gluten Free Thai Chicken Bites

Crispy gluten free boneless chicken bites topped with sweet Thai chili sauce, oh yes, please! These Gluten Free Thai Chicken Bites are always the first to go at parties and on the dinner table.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, sweet thai chili sauce, thai chicken bites
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 566kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsps avocado oil you may need to add more as you cook
  • 3/4 cup Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
  • Garnish: matchstick carrots, green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a large cast iron skillet heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat.
  • While the skillet is getting hot, whisk together the buckwheat flour, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. 
    Add the eggs in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Once the pan is sizzling hot (the oil will move quickly when the pan is tilted). Add the cubed chicken in the egg bowl, then take a few pieces at a time and coat in the flour mixture. 
  • Add to the hot skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. You may need to do a few batches as you don't want to overcrowd the skillet.
  • Add the cooked chicken to a large plate or bowl and coat it with the sweet thai chili sauce. Adding more sauce if desired.
    Top with matchstick carrots, chopped cilantro, sesame seeds, and sliced green onion.

Notes

This can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 566kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 1421mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 4% | Vitamin C: 1.6% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 11.2%
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9 comments on “Gluten Free Thai Chicken Bites”

  1. These look delish! Do you have a recommendation for a  homemade sweet Thai chili sauce? Or a brand that is “safe” as in the fewer preservative the better. Thanks you!

  2. I’m from Kamloops , born and raised there I no longer live in Canada but my parents live in Nanaimo and almost all my siblings do in BC, Alberta, and Ontario! 

  3. I like to make glazed wings as appetizers.

  4. My fav Chicken Appetizer recipe is Chicken Parmesan Pinwheels

  5. My favourite appetizer from the website is Mini Mexican Meatballs.

  6. Fajita Chicken Wings is my favourite recipe!

  7. Thai spices are one of the best! I’m truly salivating right now Think I’m gonna get some at my fav Thai restaurant 🙂
    – Natalie

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