The initial combination of ingredients is most easily done with a food processor, but you can finely chop them and grind them in a mortar and pestle.
Thai chicken bites can be used as a side dish for a family dinner, or as a party finger food.
The following recipe will make enough to serve two people.
250 g chicken breast, chopped
1 clove garlic
2 spring onions
½ Tbsp fish sauce
Small red chilli
1 Tbsp breadcrumbs
Handful of coriander
1-2 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
Put the chicken, garlic, ginger, spring onions, fish sauce, chilli, breadcrumbs and coriander in a food processor, and process to form a coarse paste.
Season with salt and pepper.
Shape the paste into about 10 equally sized balls.
Put the balls on a covered plate, and chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Spread baking paper on the bottom of a steamer, lay the chicken bites on the paper, and steam for about 15 to 20 minutes.
Boil or steam the bok choy for a minute or so, until it just starts to go soft.
Serve the chicken bites with the bok choy and dip in sweet chilli sauce.
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