Sesame-Crusted Chicken

Nutty and crunchy sesame seeds make a delicious coating on tender chicken in this simple recipe.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 8 hours 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. grated ginger root
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz. each)
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In large food storage heavy-duty plastic bag, combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger root, brown sugar, and sesame oil and mix well. Add chicken; seal bag, and squish to coat chicken with marinade. Place in bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours.
  • When ready to eat, remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Dip chicken in sesame seeds to coat on all sides.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Carefully turn chicken and cook for 3–6 minutes on second side or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and sesame seeds are toasted. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. grated ginger root
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 oz. each)
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter

Directions

  • In large food storage heavy-duty plastic bag, combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger root, brown sugar, and sesame oil and mix well. Add chicken; seal bag, and squish to coat chicken with marinade. Place in bowl and refrigerate for 8 hours.
  • When ready to eat, remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Dip chicken in sesame seeds to coat on all sides.
  • Heat olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes. Carefully turn chicken and cook for 3–6 minutes on second side or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and sesame seeds are toasted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat5g
Cholesterol65mg
Sodium520mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars3g
Protein26g