Asian Chicken Tenders with Zesty Lemon Sauce

Asian Chicken Tenders with Zesty Lemon Sauce

Serve crispy Oriental-flavored chicken strips with a tangy, sweet-and-sour sauce. 12 servings (2 chicken strips and 2 teaspoons sauce each)

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boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
tablespoons soy sauce
tablespoon honey
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon garlic powder
cup panko crispy bread crumbs
cup sweet-and-sour sauce
teaspoon grated lemon peel
  1. Cut each chicken breast across grain into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices. In medium bowl, mix soy sauce, honey, ginger and garlic powder. Add chicken; stir gently until coated. Let stand 20 minutes to marinate.
  2. Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. Place bread crumbs in shallow dish. Drain off any remaining soy sauce mixture from chicken. Toss chicken pieces in bread crumbs to coat; arrange in single layer in pan.
  3. Bake 5 minutes. Turn chicken; bake 5 to 7 minutes longer or until golden brown and crisp.
  4. In small bowl, stir together sweet-and-sour sauce and lemon peel. Serve chicken with sauce for dipping.
Makes 12 servings (2 chicken strips and 2 teaspoons sauce each)
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Kitchen Tips
Looking for additional ways to use your bottle of sweet-and-sour sauce? Use it as a dipping sauce for pot stickers, wontons or chicken wings.
Serve the tenders on wooden skewers so they're easy to pick up.
Panko bread crumbs are Japanese-style bread crumbs that are bigger and crispier than regular bread crumbs.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 230mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 1 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.