Sesame Chicken Recipe

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"For flavorful, moist and tender chicken, try this marinade," suggests Julie Lake from Anchorage, Alaska. "The sesame seeds cling well to season the meat. We also like this mixture on chicken wings, beef short ribs and pork."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 4 bone-in chicken breast halves (8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 344 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 2885mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, skin side down, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 170° Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Chicken in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p41

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"We've made this recipe several times. I do modify it by using less sugar or sugar-free brown sugar blend. My kids love it!"

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