Garlic Ginger Chicken Strips Recipe

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Writes Candy Snyder from Salem, Oregon, "Whether you serve these moist and tender chicken strips as an appetizer or main dish, they're sure to satisfy your hungry bunch. The five-spice powder and red pepper flakes add a bit of zip."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 166 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 681mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first nine ingredients. Remove 3 tablespoons for basting; set aside. Place chicken in bag. Seal and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Cover and refrigerate reserved marinade.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Broil chicken 3-4 in. from the heat for 3 minutes; turn strips over. Baste with reserved marinade. Broil 4-5 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear, turning occasionally. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Ginger Chicken Strips in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p57

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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queenzookie User ID: 5427908 230916
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2015

"I didn't care for these. I think basil is the wrong spice, and the recipe calls for too much 5 spice powder. Also, it would probably be a lot better saut?ed in oil than broiled. I will not make again."

goodcookn User ID: 8130407 224984
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2015

"I made this for my roommate. Simply was wonderful!"

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