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Chicken bites with garlic sauce

Chicken bites with garlic sauce








  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken thigh fillets
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • eggs, beaten
  • 140g dried breadcrumbs
  • 75g butter
  • 4 fat garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 200g crème fraîche
  • ½ small bunch curly parsley, finely chopped
  • mixed leaf (optional), to serve
  • skinny fries (optional), to serve



  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7.

  2. Place the chicken thigh fillets between 2 pieces of cling film and bash with a rolling pin to about 1cm thick.

  3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

  4. Put the flour, eggs and breadcrumbs on 3 separate plates.

  5. Season the flour, then toss the chicken pieces in it to coat, followed by the egg and finishing with a coating of breadcrumbs.

  6. Put the breadcrumbed chicken on a baking sheet and cook for 10-12 mins.

  7. Meanwhile, in a small pan, melt the butter, then stir in the garlic and cook for 3-4 mins until it is softened.

  8. Turn down the heat, whisk in the crème fraîche and most of the parsley and season to taste.

  9. Serve the sauce in a small pot on the side, to dip into, sprinkle the remaining parsley over the sauce, and serve with salad leaves and skinny fries, if you like.