Smart Chicken, Yummy Recipe

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Skewered Agave-Ginger Chicken Tenderloins
 
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This is a fun and easy party dish. It’s also great for the grill—just remember to soak your bamboo skewers in water ahead of time for about 30 minutes to prevent burning.
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Recipe type: Chicken
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • Sesame-Marinated Chicken Tenders
  • 16 Smart Chicken tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • Sliced scallions, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish
  • Bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • Agave-Ginger Glaze
  • ¼ cup ginger, minced
  • ¼ cup Fresno chiles, minced (or substitute jalapeños)
  • ½ cup agave
  • ½ cup rice vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Place chicken tenders in a zip-top bag and pour marinade over, making sure the marinade is completely coating the chicken. Place in refrigerator and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F. Skewer the tenders lengthwise. When ready to cook, heat a grill pan, large sauté pan, or grill to medium heat. Carefully sear the tenderloins for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a pan and finish cooking for about 2 minutes in the oven, basting with the Agave-Ginger Glaze (recipe follows).
  3. In a small saucepot over medium heat, combine all ingredients and cook for 15 minutes. You are looking for a light glaze. Adjust seasoning with salt.