Chicken: Sesame Chicken Fingers with Plum Sauce

posted by Angel 04-21-99 3:57 AM
From: 365 Ways to Cook Chicken
Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02


20 -minutes preparation time
1 -hour marinating time
35 -minutes cooking time

3 lb Chicken breasts, skinless boneless
1 1/2 c Buttermilk
2 tb Lemon juice, divided
2 ts Worcestershire sauce
1 ts Soy sauce
1 ts Paprika
1 ts Pepper; freshly ground
1 Garlic clove; minced
4 c Seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 c Sesame seeds
4 tb Butter; melted
12 oz Plum perserves
1 1/2 tb Dry mustard
1 1/2 tb Prepared white horseradish

If the breasts are whole, split them. Cut each chicken breast half crosswise into 1/2-inch strips.

In a large bowl, combine buttermilk, 1 T of the lemon juice, Worcestershire, soy sauce, paprika, pepper, and garlic.

Add chicken strips and toss to coat. Cover and marinate at room temperater for 1 hour, or refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350F.

Drain chicken well. In a large shallow bowl, toss bread crumbs with sesame seeds to mix. Roll chicken in crumbs to coat. Arrange in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.

Drizzle melted butter over chicken fingers. Bake for 35 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a nonalluminum saucepan, combine plum preserves, mustard, horseradish, and remaining 1 T lemon juice. Melt over low heat, stirring, until smooth.

Serve chicken fingers hot or warm, with plum sauce for dipping, on the side.

Yield: 36 servings

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