Southern Mom Loves: Easy Garlic Sesame Chicken Bites

Easy Garlic Sesame Chicken Bites

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Today I have a Guest Post from Victoria from the website How Daily. She shares everything Home and Garden including mouthwatering recipes, like this one for delectable Garlic Sesame Chicken Bites! Take it away, Victoria!


Crispy chicken bites in a sweet, garlic, and sesame glaze are a favorite party snack or a tasty topping over a steaming bowl of rice. This is an easy dish to prepare that people of all ages will enjoy. I like to make this on weekends when family and friends stop by for an afternoon visit.




This recipe calls for chicken thighs because they have a lot of flavor and moisture. Feel free to use chicken breast for a leaner version. If using chicken breast, reduce the cooking time by a few minutes so the meat doesn’t dry out.




Garlic Sesame Chicken Bites


Source: Victoria of How Daily

This recipe can be served with toothpicks as a snack or hors d’oeuvre. The recipe will take about 45 minutes to prepare. It should serve 4 to 6 people. To serve 8 to 12 people, double the ingredients. These disappear quickly!



Ingredients for the Chicken:

  • 4 pieces of boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour (AP)
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 - 3 cups bread crumbs (Panko style)


Ingredients for the Glaze:

  • 2-1/2 TBS light vegetable oil, such as canola or grapeseed
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1-1/2 TBS toasted sesame oil
  • 2 TBS tamari or soy sauce
  • 4 TBS raw honey 
  • 2 TBS white sesame seeds
  • Chopped scallions for garnish


Directions:



1. Preheat your oven to 425˚F. In 3 different bowls, place your flour with salt and pepper mixed in, then your eggs, then your breadcrumbs. Prepare a sheet pan, or two, with parchment paper or with a baking rack set inside. In a pinch you can use aluminum foil to line the pan for easy clean up.



2. Cut the chicken thighs into 1-1/2 inch cubes. Coat each cube in this order: AP flour, egg, and breadcrumbs. Place the chicken on the pan or baking rack with a bit of airspace between each piece. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until crispy with an internal temperature of approximately 170˚F that you can check with a meat thermometer.



3. While the chicken is baking, prepare the glaze. In a sauce pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. When hot, add garlic and ginger then saute for 1 to 2 minutes until soft but do not brown. Now, spoon in sesame oil, soy sauce, honey and stir to mix. Reduce heat to simmer and allow this to thicken into a runny glaze. Stir in sesame seeds and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove and set aside until the chicken is finished baking.



4. Add the chicken to the warm glaze and coat evenly. Place on a platter with the scallions scattered on top. Serve with toothpicks and napkins. Or, serve over rice with a refreshing side salad of fresh greens and herbs.






 


Victoria is a home cooking mom and a food blogger behind How Daily. She loves to share her recipes and culinary tips from her diversified experience of multi-cuture. Check out her blog for more recipes.







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