Simple Sesame Chicken Recipe
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Simple Sesame Chicken Recipe

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“Returning home after 20 years as a missionary in the Philippines, I’ve tried to make food like we had there and came up with these flavorful strips. This recipe became a family favorite and is often requested at potlucks!” Lynn Jonas - Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-2/3 cups Caesar salad croutons, crushed
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 255 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 319mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow bowl, combine crushed croutons and sesame seeds. Place eggs in a third shallow bowl. Coat chicken with flour mixture, then dip in eggs and coat with crouton mixture.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken in butter and oil in batches over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Simple Sesame Chicken in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p51

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Sparklenail User ID: 7503550 118664
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Amazing flavor and easy to do!"

JANENOV46 User ID: 3295323 169891
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"We loved the sesame seed and crouton crust on this chicken dish.

I added some minced garlic and ginger to the egg mixture, and served it with rice and Sweet Thai chili sauce mixed with some marmelade for a dipping sauce."

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 102084
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"This recipe is not only quick but delicious. I prepared it in half an hour. My husband declared it a keeper. Five stars for sure for this one. Here is a link to my review and photos:"

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 118663
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"I've FINALLY found a chicken recipe my son will eat! He refuses meat of any type (unless it's deep fried by a fast-food chain!), but he says this is the "best chicken ever"! When I made it the second time, I kept the heat lower and cooked it longer. It cooked much more evenly that way. Tastes yummy drizzled with honey! Next time I will add garlic powder to the flour mixture to give it a little more depth of flavor."

namayna User ID: 3439187 102082
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"My boyfriend is so picky and I made this tonight and he said it was the most amazing thing I have ever made him. It was so good, followed the recipe exactly, no sauce needed. We had a vegetable medley baked in the oven with it, all awesome!!!"

tcarver User ID: 5663692 173378
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Very easy recipe and tastes great. I made no alterations to it."

jgorski503 User ID: 5790403 108417
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"awesome ... i used regular italian bread crumbs and not as much sesame seed as the recipe called for... loved it"

tasteemag User ID: 4261371 211290
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"I found the BEST SAUCE for these little scrumptious delights its from tastefully simple the sauce is called bayou burbon glaze its a perfect match! TRY IT! the sauce is a bit expensive $9 a bottle but its a huge hit!"

tlkoller User ID: 5195739 103805
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010


trixie99 User ID: 3274324 145642
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"I agree about cooking slowly on a low heat. Very tasty, need to find a hot mustard sauce recipe to go with!"

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