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23 July 2006

Sesame Chicken Bites (Cooks Illustrated)

Sesame Chicken Bites

Makes 24 pieces

Make-Ahead Note: After the chicken tenders are skewered and brushed with hoisin sauce (do not sprinkle with sesame seeds), they can be refrigerated, tightly wrapped, for up to 1 day.

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts , cut into 2-inch pieces

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

2 cloves garlic , minced

1/4 cup hoisin sauce

1/4 cup sesame seeds

4 scallions , chopped fine

1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine chicken, soy, ginger, and garlic in bowl. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.

2. Thread chicken onto wooden skewers, brush with hoisin sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place on baking sheet and cover exposed skewer ends with foil to keep from burning. Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions and serve.