Crunchy Asian Chicken Bites
Served warm with apricot sauce for dipping, these strips are a tasty appetizer for both kids and adults.
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 to 4 (1 pound) Gold'n Plump® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon warm water
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 cup blanched almonds, finely ground
1/3 cup sesame seeds
2 tablespoons water
TO COMPLETE RECIPE
3 cups canola or vegetable oil, or as needed
Combine all marinade ingredients in a zip-seal plastic bag. Add chicken and seal bag. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or for up to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
To make dipping sauce, combine mustard and water in small bowl; stir until smooth. Put preserves in small saucepan over medium-low heat; stir frequently until melted. Stir in lemon juice and mustard mixture. Transfer to small serving bowl; set aside to cool.
When you are ready to cook, remove chicken from bag and discard marinade.
Combine almonds and sesame seeds in a pie plate or shallow pan. Lightly beat egg with water in small shallow bowl.
Coat chicken with egg mixture; then press both sides of chicken strips into almond mixture to lightly coat both sides.
Pour oil into medium skillet to a depth of about 1 inch. Heat over medium heat until 350°F or until a drop of water dropped into oil sizzles.
Add chicken strips to oil, about 6 at a time; fry, turning with tongs, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly cooked. (If strips brown too quickly, remove skillet from heat for a few minutes to reduce the temperature of the oil.)
Transfer chicken to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
1-1/2 teaspoons jarred minced garlic may be substituted for minced fresh garlic.
Nutritional information may change when substituting your chicken product. If you choose to substitute frozen chicken for this recipe, it's best to thaw before cooking.
- Serving Size
- PER SERVING
Calories from Fat54%
- DAILY VALUE
- DIETARY EXCHANGES
Very Lean Meat2.5
- Recipes calling out meat in the Dietary Exchanges category were analyzed with information prior to 2014 updates. Recipes calling out protein were analyzed with the new information after 2014.