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Dump this magic sauce over raw chicken in casserole & get a decadent meal in no time

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Baked Sweet Chili Chicken Bites are a delectable fusion of savory and sweet with a hint of spice. Originating from the creative blending of Asian-inspired flavors with the Western love for bite-sized snacks, this dish is perfect for those who favor the allure of chicken glazed in a sweet chili sauce that offers just the right kick of heat. These bites are versatile and have quickly become a favorite at parties, family gatherings, or even as a tasty snack during movie nights. Not only are they bursting with flavor, but baking them also provides a healthier alternative to the traditional fried appetizers.

When serving Baked Sweet Chili Chicken Bites, you have a variety of options to consider. They are fantastic on their own or can be accompanied by a range of sides to make a complete meal. Consider pairing them with a cool and creamy coleslaw to counterbalance the sweet heat or a fresh cucumber salad for a crisp, refreshing contrast. Steamed jasmine rice or fluffy quinoa are excellent choices for soaking up the extra sauce, while a side of stir-fried vegetables can add a nutritious and colorful component to your meal. No matter how they’re served, these chicken bites are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Baked Sweet Chili Chicken Bites

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup warm water

1.5 tablespoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

1 teaspoon salt

Cooked rice or noodles, for serving

Sesame seeds or green onions for garnish

Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together warm water, honey, rice vinegar, cornstarch, minced garlic, crushed red pepper, Sriracha, and salt until well combined. This will be your sweet chili sauce.

3. Put cut chicken into casserole dish. Pour the sweet chili sauce over the chicken in the casserole dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. For extra color, feel free to broil for a few mins at the end.

Serve: Serve the chicken over cooked rice or noodles, and garnish with cilantro or green onions.

Enjoy: Your sweet chili chicken casserole is ready to enjoy!

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