Honey Ginger Chicken Bites

27 Mar

honey ging chix bites

These bite sized appetizers are steeped in a mixture of garlic, soy sauce ginger, citrus and honey.

This recipe is courtesy of my friend Christine Knapp Curtis in Florida. Thanks Christy!


2/3 C. Honey

2 Tablespoons Minced fresh ginger

2 Tablespoons Fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons Low sodium soy sauce

2 Teaspoons Dark Sesame oil

1 Teaspoon Grated orange rind

1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

4 Cloves garlic, minced

1 1/4 Pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces (about 16 thighs)

Cooking spray

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Pepper

2 Teaspoons Corn Starch

2 Teaspoons Water

2 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds, toasted (optional)

Combine first 9 ingredients in a large ziplock plastic bag, seal and shake well. Add chicken; seal and toss to coat chicken. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees.

Remove chicken from bag, reserve 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 for 20 minutes, stir once.

While chicken is cooking, strain the marinade through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Place marinade in a saucepan; bring to boil. Cook 3 minutes; skim solids from surface. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Add cornstarch mixture to marinade stirring with a whisk; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat;pour glaze into large bowl.

Pre heat broiler. Add cooked chicken to glaze, coat well. Place chicken in pan; broil 5 minutes or until browned, stirring twice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.

One Response to “Honey Ginger Chicken Bites”

  1. kimsantilli March 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I made these last night and they are wonderful! Great blend of spices!!

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