Sesame Cilantro Chicken Recipe
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Sesame Cilantro Chicken Recipe

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Slightly sweet, super juicy and drizzled with a wonderfully Asian-inspired sauce, this chicken is definitely delicious enough to serve guests. Wild rice would make an easy side. —Brittany Bowen, Flagstaff, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 328 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 0 fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. Place chicken in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine the honey, soy sauce, garlic powder, ginger and cilantro; spoon 1/4 cup honey mixture over chicken. Set aside the remaining mixture.
  2. Cover and bake at 375° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Spoon reserved mixture over chicken; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Cilantro Chicken in Healthy Cooking August/September 2010, 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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asabot User ID: 620927 190820
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2010

"I doubt I will make this again, but if I do I will omit the cilantro."

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