Lemon Chicken Bites

"These sweet tidbits are popular take-alongs to a potluck or tapas party. Because they are baked, not fried, they can even be made the day before to save time on party day. Steps #1-8 can be done in advance, then make the sauce and coat before your event, or make the entire recipe the day before and chill to serve cold. Nicely presented over a bed of shredded iceberg lettuce."
Lemon Chicken Bites created by FLKeysJen
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  • Cut chicken in bite size pieces.
  • Combine marinade ingredients.
  • Marinate chicken for at least fifteen minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Also in the meantime, mix the panko and sesame seeds in a gallon ziploc bag and mix well.
  • Add the chicken and close bag. Shake vigorously to coat all pieces.
  • Arrange coated pieces on a baking sheet.
  • Bake 20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, combine together sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir constantly as it comes to a boil; as soon as it boils, remove from heat or reduce to low if serving warm.
  • After chicken pieces are baked, use a spatula to put batches in the saucepan and coat with sauce. Move coated pieces to your serving platter.
  • Sprinkle chives over the top for garnish (if desired) and serve with frilly toothpicks.

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  1. Maito
    Wowzers, this is delicious! It is amazing that you created this. The crust and sauce are way better than the type of lemon chicken you get in a Chinese restaurant, and much healthier. We made this with chicken breast meat - a half recipe for the two of us for dinner with brown rice and broccoli (both of those were good with the sauce over them too). This is one of those dishes that is hard not to keep eating after you are full because it tastes so good! Going into my best of the year cookbook.
  2. weekend cooker
    These were the perfect appetizers last night. I did use a combo of thighs and breasts. We also used some of it as a dipping sauce too. One of the best recipes that I have tried. The sauce was FANTASTIC!!! Glad I picked this and will repeat. Made for Spring 2010 Pick a chef.
  3. FLKeysJen
    Lemon Chicken Bites Created by FLKeysJen
  4. Diana 2
    Lemon Chicken Bites Created by Diana 2
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    Lemon Chicken Bites Created by Tea Jenny



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