Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thai-style Chicken Bites


After the shortcut with very un-exciting ingredients, I had to post about a slightly more upscale canapé! Still a simple one though. You can totally make this with ready-cooked rotisserie chicken from the store, or just toss a bunch of boneless thighs in the oven until cooked through. In either case, it's rather effortless. And very, very good. The idea came from Rachel at Fresh Approach Cooking, who made this with duck. When I was first going to make it, I couln't find duck in any of my local stores, so I quickly decided to substitute chicken. Less rich, but still tasty.

Thai-style Chicken Bites
makes about 30

cooked chicken - about six boneless thigh fillets
5 tsp Japanese soy sauce
2 limes - juice and zest
1-2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1-2 tbsp thai basil, shredded
sugar to taste

1-2 large cucumbers to serve

Shred the chicken. In a bowl large enough to hold the chicken, mix soy sauce, lime zest, lime juice, ginger and basil. Season with a little bit of sugar. Add the chicken, mix well, and let this marinate for a couple of hours.

Cut thick, uneven slices of the cucumber, and carefully remove some of the seeds to make a little bowl for the salad to sit in. Serve with a small mound of chicken salad on top.

Recipe in Swedish:
Thaikyckling i gurkbåtar


Pille said...

Sounds delicious indeed!

Lena said...

Mmm... those were wonderful little bits of joy :)

Jason said...

Oh, this looks so good! Great picture as well!

Karin said...

Det der jag nu när du säger det!! Jag hittade bilden i en bildbank på nätet som någon lagt upp och det stod på sidan att det var fritt att ta bilderna. Frågan är ju om någon tagiot din bild då? Jag tar givetvis bort bilden om du vill det!! Jag litade på det som stod på sidan naiv som jag är. Bilden är fin hur som helst och du är en duktig fotograf! :)
Men hojta till om du vill att jag tar bort den så ordnar jag det bums.
Det här receptet såg för övrigt galet gott ut! :P
Kram Karin

Anonymous said...

Anne, they look so supremely cheerful. And yummy. And actually I think your noodle salad looks good too.

Unknown said...

This looks good..i love making chicken bites...i have to give that a try...uphere i really had a rough time to find ingredients. i recently explored a great site where one can get a range of food products from around the world.

Rachael Narins said...

I'm so glad you made these! The chicken sounds delicious!


Anne said...

Rachael - and I'm so glad YOU made them and posted about it! Truly delicious! :) I'll definitely try with duck sometime too, it's just harder to find.