Honey Sesame Chicken Nuggets

Honey Sesame Chicken Nuggets

In a medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup honey, soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, ginger and onion powder. Add chicken; cover and refrigerate to marinate 30 minutes. To make dipping sauce, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring remaining 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup rice vinegar to a boil. Add apricots and return to a boil. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly, then purée to ... [read full recipe below]

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 plus 1/2 cups - honey, divided
  • 1/3 cup - soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup - rice vinegar, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon - ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon - onion powder
  • 1-1/2 lbs. - boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into nuggets
  • 3/4 cup - dried apricots, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 cup - sesame seeds

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup honey, soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar, ginger and onion powder. Add chicken; cover and refrigerate to marinate 30 minutes. To make dipping sauce, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring remaining 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 cup rice vinegar to a boil. Add apricots and return to a boil. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool slightly, then purée to desired consistency in a blender or food processor. Season with salt and pepper; set aside. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place sesame seeds in a shallow dish. Coat nuggets with sesame seeds and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until fully cooked. Serve warm nuggets with Honey Apricot Dipping Sauce.