Honey-Ginger Chicken Bites

Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

These bite-sized appetizers are steeped in a mixture of garlic, soy sauce, ginger, citrus, and honey. The marinade is then reduced and used to glaze the chicken.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 ounces)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 179
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 18.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 17g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 430mg
  • Calcium: 14mg

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces (about 16 thighs)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine first 9 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake well. Add chicken; seal and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°.
  3. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Arrange chicken in a single layer on the rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes, stirring once.
  4. While chicken is cooking, strain marinade through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Place marinade in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes; skim solids from surface. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture to pan, stirring with a whisk; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; pour glaze into a large bowl.
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. Add chicken to glaze; toss well to coat. Place chicken mixture on a jelly roll pan; broil 5 minutes or until browned, stirring twice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
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