Spicy Hot Chicken Breast Tenderloins

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Years ago, I used the following recipe to make some really wonderful chicken wings, which my family loved, but was full of unhealthy fat. Times have changed and so have our diets! I have modified it to use lean chicken breast tenderloins and have also reduced the “heat.” It would go great with a side of green beans or broccoli with some healthy brown rice!

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken breast tenderloins
  • 1¼ teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons organic honey
  • 3 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic sunflower oil (for grilling pan)
  • 1 scallion, sliced on the diagonal for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl mix together the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, honey, mirin, vinegar, pepper sauce and sesame oil. Add chicken, stir well and marinade for 2 hours at room temperature. Remove chicken from marinade.
  2. On a nonstick grilling pan, spread the oil with a paper towel. Heat the pan over medium heat. Cook each side of chicken about 2½ minutes. Maybe slightly longer for larger pieces of chicken. Chicken will have darker grill marks due to the sugar content of the mirin and honey.
  3. Place chicken on platter and serve. Garnish with sliced scallion. Serves 3 to 4.
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