Fried Sesame Chicken Recipe

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Cornflake crumbs and sesame seeds give this moist chicken breasts a crunchy golden coating.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 368 calories, 17 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 442 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the crumbs, sesame seeds, onion powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Pour buttermilk into another bowl. Pour chicken breast to 1/4-in. thickness. Dip in buttermilk, then dredge in crumb mixture. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 350°. Fry chicken for 3-4 minutes per side or until browned and juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Chicken in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p39

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