Rum Chicken Bites


These are irresistible little bites of chicken bursting with a savory rum flavor and with a shot of lime and hot sauce, it makes them a down right addictive appetizer.


1/4 cup good quality dark rum

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into bite size pieces


1/2 cup flour

1 teaspoon sweet paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt


2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Lime wedges and hot sauce for serving


  • Combine the chicken, rum, lime juice, soy and brown sugar and marinate for at least 1 hour

  • Combine the flour and sweet paprika in a shallow dish

  • Drain the marinade from the chicken and toss the chicken in the flour mixture to coat, a few at a time and transfer to a plate

  • Heat the vegetable oil in a dutch oven to medium high heat

  • With a large slotted spoon lower the chicken pieces into the oil, do not crowd them

  • Fry until golden brown and chicken is cooked through, turning as needed, about 5-7 minutes

  • Remove from the oil and transfer to a paper towel lined platter and continue until all of the chicken is fried

  • serve with lime slices and hot sauce