This post has been sponsored by MAGGI®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Serve up these flavor-packed, air fried, Garlic Chili Chicken Cutlets / Croquettes at your next get-together, whip them up for a movie night or make them just because. Made with only 10 ingredients, these cutlets / croquettes are a delicious treat that’s sure to be a hit with friends and family.
When I was a child, Sri Lankan cutlets were my jam. And it didn’t matter if they were stuffed with chicken, beef, mutton, fish or veggies – I was an equal opportunity eater.
By the way, Sri Lankan cutlets are breaded and fried orbs made with a filling that consists of a bunch of spices, potatoes and either chicken, beef, mutton, fish or veggies.
During my childhood in Sri Lanka, I tagged along with my parents to several buffet-style get-togethers with friends and family. At these buffet parties, cutlets (aka croquettes in the USA) were often the star and the first thing I reached for. If my mom didn’t catch me, I’d have been dining on a plate of cutlets, patties and other Sri Lankan short eats.
“Short eats” are a popular term in Sri Lanka that are used to describe a variety of snacks that range from breaded and fried meat and veggie stuffed cutlets, to vade (fritters made with lentils, beans, etc.), to rolls to breads to empanada-like patties. “Short eats” is also used around parts of India and South Asia to describe meat and veggie-filled pastries and snacks.
I might not live in Sri Lanka anymore and do not attend as many Sri Lankan buffet-style get-togethers, but Sri Lankan cutlets are still my jam.
Since I love them so much, I have adapted them so I can enjoy them more often. Very often I bake them instead of frying them. And then there are times when I air fry them – like I did with these Garlic Chili Chicken Cutlets / Croquettes.
This time around, I figured I’d go one step further in adapting these. As I was out of spices like coriander and cumin that are staples in the cutlets/croquettes I make, I figured I would add in some MAGGI® Garlic Chili Soy Sauce instead. Along with some turmeric, smoked paprika and chili flakes, the MAGGI Garlic Chili Soy Sauce enhanced the flavor of these Garlic Chili Chicken Cutlets / Croquettes beautifully.
MAGGI Garlic Chili Soy Sauce is a new product that will be available on the shelves at your neighborhood Publix stores soon. MAGGI Garlic Chili Soy Sauce is the only spicy soy sauce that is merchandised. It is a pleasantly spicy dipping sauce that is a staple in all Asian homes. And, it makes a great add-in ingredient to enhance the flavor of cutlets / croquettes like these Garlic Chili Chicken ones.
Other than these Garlic Chili Chicken Cutlets / Croquettes, I’ve also used MAGGI Garlic Chili Soy Sauce in making my delicious Sesame Brussels Sprouts as seen on my Instagram stories and Facebook page.
Also in the MAGGI family, I’ve enjoyed MAGGI Sweet Chili Sauce as a dip for these cutlets/croquettes. MAGGI Sweet Chili Sauce is a sweet and spicy dipping sauce that enhances the flavor of dishes. Next on my list is to make Sweet Chili Carrots as a super easy and quick, holiday side item, using MAGGI Sweet Chili Sauce, some onion and ginger.
If you are hoping to enhance the flavor of your authentic Asian inspired recipes, head on over to your neighborhood Publix and look for MAGGI Garlic Chili Soy Sauce and MAGGI Sweet Chili Sauce on the Asian Sauces Aisle. Also, you’re in luck! MAGGI Sauces are 2/$5 at Publix from 10/21/19 – 11/4/19.