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Sweet chili chicken in a skillet, topped with sliced green onions.

Sweet Chili Chicken

This sweet chili chicken is battered chicken pieces that are cooked to crispy brown perfection, then tossed in sweet chili sauce. Serve over rice for a complete meal that's even better than take out!
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 294kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • oil for frying
  • 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions


  • Place the eggs in a bowl, add salt and pepper to taste
  • Mix the flour and cornstarch together and place in a shallow bowl or on a plate
  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees F
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, then roll into the flour mixture. Repeat with all of the chicken.
  • Fry 7-8 pieces of chicken at a time for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat the process with all of the chicken.
  • Toss the chicken with the chili sauce. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 450mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.2mg