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Zesty Chicken Bites

 Zesty Chicken Bites

(Makes 4 servings)


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons (30 ml) barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons (30 ml) fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) salt
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) pepper
2 to 3 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 tablespoon (7.5 ml) dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) paprika
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
1 cup (240 ml) cooked rice


  • Trim the chicken breasts of any fat. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes.
  • In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic, basil, paprika, and red pepper flakes.
  • Add the olive oil to a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Cook the chicken for 5 minutes or until browned and no longer pink. Stir often.
  • Turn the heat down to low. Pour the sauce over the chicken.
  • Stir and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Serve the chicken bites and sauce over the cooked rice.
  • As an hors d’oeuvre, serve the bite-size chicken pieces with toothpicks.

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