Thai Chicken Cakes With Sweet Chilli Sauce

"This is a delicious recipe, different from the normal stir fry, salad or curry. Quick as lightning to make too. I use just cooking spray or bake them."
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  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 cm finely chopped fresh gingerroot, knob, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons coriander, chopped
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • sweet chili paste (for dipping)


  • Place the chicken, garlic, ginger, onion and coriander in a food processor with the chilli and season to taste. Blitz for 15-20 seconds.
  • Shape the chicken mixture into small cakes
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat and fry the chicken cakes until golden.
  • Serve immediately, with sweet chilli sauce and sliced spring onion.

Questions & Replies

  1. By coriander do you mean fresh cilantro? 2 T. Of Coriander seeds would be a little much.
  2. Can someone please explain 'blitz'.


  1. I thought these had a very nice flavor and texture. I did use ground turkey ( 93 % ) so I bet that helped with the moisture. They do need a sauce - I used hoisin sauce since it was what i had on hand. I froze these after cooking and have been using in pita's and on salad for lunches. Nice recipe. Thanks
  2. These were kind of plain - I'd expected a lot more flavor.
  3. I really liked these, and so did my children. I did add a splash of soy sauce to the mix and adjusted the amount of spice and garlic for us. I served them with Recipe #409412 and some fresh veggies. My only problem was that they were a little dry, but I'm sure that can be fixed, maybe I'll try them with chicken thighs instead. Thank you Marra, I will make these again! Made for our team the Swizzle Chicks and ZWT6, Asia.
  4. This recipe is missing the key ingredient that you absolutely can not be without, Kaffir Lime Leaf. This recipe looks like it could work if you add the lime leaf, but I would also change to pork instead of chicken.
  5. I don't understand why these are called "THAI" ?? I would think some Fish Sauce needs to be added ?


  1. Adding herbs and kecap manis.

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