Smart Chicken, Yummy Recipe


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.
Recipe type: Chicken
Serves: 4-6
  • 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
  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.