Mandarin Plum Chicken Bites

Appetizer idea --- diced chicken, pineapple and green bell peppers, perfectly seasoned and grilled.  Serve over rice simmered in pineapple juice.

Makes About 40 appetizers Servings

Ingredients

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks, drained, juice reserved
2 cups Minute® White Rice, uncooked
1 cup plum sauce
3 Tbsps reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 green bell peppers

Directions

  • Cut chicken into 40 bite-size pieces. Measure 1/2 cup pineapple juice; reserve. Add enough water to remaining juice to measure 2 cups. Prepare rice according to package directions using juice-water mixture.
  • Combine reserved 1/2 cup pineapple juice, plum sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder and ginger into small saucepan on medium-high heat. Stir in cornstarch, stirring constantly, until sauce begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes; remove from heat. Reserve 1/2 cup sauce for basting chicken after cooking.
  • Cut bell pepper into 40 pieces. Skewer chicken, pineapple chunks and bell pepper on 40 small skewers. Baste chicken with sauce.
  • Broil chicken 4 inches from heat about 5 minutes. Turn and baste, cook 5 minutes longer, or until chicken is no longer pink. Baste again before serving with reserved sauce; serve with rice.