Thursday, June 11, 2009

Chicken on a Stick

Is it true that everything tastes better on a stick?

In this case I am compelled to say....YES!

I got this recipe from the Classic Rachel Ray cookbook. I actually won it from a giveaway on Dunkin Cooking the Semi-Homemade Way. I had never made a Rachel Ray dish and to be honest, I was kind of intimidated by most of the recipes. I then found the"Kidchefs" section and knew I'd be safe there.

My whole family loved the flavors and the chicken was so moist. I made some extra sauce to drizzle on the finished product and some jasmine rice. By the way....jasmine rice is the best!!!!

Here is the recipe which I will definitely use again:

Chicken Stick-ens

18-20 bamboo skewers (8 inches long)
1 to 1 1/2 pounds of chicken tenders or boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into thin tenders.
3-4 TBSP hoisin sauce (found in Asian food section)
3 TBSP soy sauce
2 TBSP honey
2 TBSP sesame seed oil
1/2 tsp ground ginger
A meat mallet
Waxed paper

Soak the skewers in a shallow dish of water.

Cover work surface with wax paper, place chicken tenders in a single layer and top with 2nd piece of wax paper. Flatten strips out with meat mallet.

Thread chicken onto the skewers one at a time.

Mix hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, sesame seed oil and ginger in a small bowl.

Place chicken stick in a baking dish and pour sauce over them. Coat chicken sticks evenly.

Heat a big skillet or nonstick griddle pan over high eat. Using tongs to turn, cook skewers 3 minutes on each side in a single layer, half a batch at a time. If the pan smokes a lot, reduce heat.

I can safely say that my first Rachel Ray experience was a great one! It's good to know that I can cook on the level of a "kidchef"!

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  1. This is so cute and looks SOOO yummy! You did a great job!

  2. I recently checked out a Rachael Ray cookbook from the library and was intimidated at first too, but after making several of her recipes I realized she's not so bad after all. :) This recipe looks like a great summer meal!

  3. Yum! Hope you have a super weekend!
    ♥ HUGS ♥

  4. They look great. will have to try for my kiddies.

  5. Thanks for your sweet comments on my site...I agree about everything better on a stick!
    I love the whole idea of your site..cheat day...really great. I could use a little more balance!!

  6. Those look REALLY good! I agree that Jasmine rice is awesome. Basmati is pretty darn awesome too. I don't even buy white rice anymore ;)

  7. I love these little sticks of fun, they loo so good Melody!!

  8. Awesome! Yes, I agree, food is just better on a stick!

    I can't wait to try these. I know that my family will love them. Thanks for sharing!

    I have a "stick" recipe on my blog for Greek Souvlaki (marinated pork). It's so good!

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  9. These would be great for kids. And grill time! Easy peasy.

  10. Just ask my kids...EVERYTHING tastes better on a stick! ;)

    These look great. Another must-try for me!

  11. love it! I am putting this on my recipe line up for the weekly menu on saturday with a link ;)

  12. This looks so delicious and easy to make.

  13. That looks seriously good. There's something about hoisin sauce that I just can't resist.

    Family Fresh Cooking and I would love if you linked up this recipe & any 2 other entrees in this weeks Get Grillin’ event posted on both of our blogs. We have a fabulous Ile De France Cheese giveaway. You just need to link up on one site.


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