Boneless Sweet & Spicy Thai Chicken Bites

Recipe posted in: Healthy Sides & Snacks

These Boneless Sweet & Spicy Thai Chicken Bites are are the perfect mix of spicy and sweet in that Asian-style chicken flavor you love without all the calories. You get crispy, bite-sized chicken with zesty seasoned breading in a homemade traditional sweet and spicy sauce that clocks in at just 142 calories. You can enjoy every bite worry-free because it fits right into your Nutrisystem weight loss program.

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Servings: 6 (3 nuggets)

Calories per Serving: 142

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra

Ingredients:

  • SWEET & SPICY SAUCE: 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • ½ lime, squeezed
  • 1 Tbsp. chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • CHICKEN: 12 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 18 nuggets
  • 3 Tbsp. whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. liquid egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then place a wire oven safe cooling rack on top (this is optional, but will help to keep your chicken crispy!). Mist rack with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. SWEET & SPICY SAUCE: Combine all ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Whisk vigorously.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, whisking occasionally. The sauce will have thickened slightly.
  4. CHICKEN NUGGETS: While sauce is simmering, whisk together flour, paprika, salt and black pepper in a large bowl.
  5. In another medium bowl, combine chicken with egg whites and toss to coat.
  6. Remove one chicken nugget from the egg whites and dip into the flour mixture, turning to lightly coat. Place coated chicken nugget on the cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining pieces of chicken.
  7. Bake chicken nuggets for eight minutes, then flip. Continue baking until coating is golden brown and crispy, about eight more minutes.
  8. After chicken has cooled for two to three minutes, place chicken nuggets in a medium bowl. Pour sweet & spicy sauce over the top, then gently toss with tongs to coat.
  9. Lay on a platter and sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.