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Sesame Fried Chicken

 Sesame Fried Chicken
I came up with this recipe one day as an alternative to traditional fried chicken. Everyone in my family raves about the sesame seed coating and special gravy.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves or 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 2 cup chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a shallow bowl or large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour,
  • sesame seeds, sage, thyme and paprika. Set aside 1/4 cup. Dip
  • chicken in milk, then dredge or shake in remaining flour mixture.
  • Heat 1/2 in. of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry chicken
  • on both sides until golden brown and juices run clear, about 8
  • minutes. Remove chicken and keep warm.
  • Drain oil, leaving drippings in pan. Stir in reserved flour mixture
  • until bubbly; add chicken broth. Cook and stir until thickened and
  • bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

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Sesame Fried Chicken (continued)

Variation: Cut chicken into strips before coating with flour mixture and use the gravy as a dipping sauce.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.