Chicken Bites

Do you like Japanese inspired flavours? Try these chicken bites with sesame salt, they’re great as finger food and even better as part of a main meal.



4 - 6

Preparation time

20 mins

Cooking time

10 mins


  • 500g minced chicken
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • dipping sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sashimi soy or light soy
  • to serve 
  • skewers
  • spring onion tops cut in thin strips length ways and chilled in ice water to curl


  1. Using a medium bowl add the chicken, spring onion and lemon rind and using your clean hands work the mixture for 2-3 minutes or until it’s well mixed and slightly sticky.
  2. Roll all the mixture into bite sized balls about 3-4 cm across. 
  3. Heat peanut oil in a large frying pan and fry the chicken turning occasionally until light golden and cooked through – about 5-6 minutes. Rest on absorbent paper towel covered in foil.
  4. Make the sesame salt by processing the sea salt and roasted sesame seeds until fine using either a a small food processor or pestle and mortar.
  5. Make the dipping sauce by combining the soy and lemon juice.
  6. Serve the chicken bites warm on small skewers or toothpicks, sprinkled with a little of the sesame salt and top with spring onion curls with the dipping sauce on the side.

Tip: You can make the balls by using a small ice cream scoop rather than your hands. It’s faster and less messy!

Makes about 18 prep time 20 minutes. Cooking time 10 minutes.

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