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Simple Sesame Chicken Recipe

Simple Sesame Chicken Recipe

“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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Simple Sesame Chicken

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Amazing flavor and easy to do!"

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."

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:"

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."

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!!!"

Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

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

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

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

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!"

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010


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!"

Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"This is my kids new favorite!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"I didn't think this would be a great one but it was! No sauce needed and a great finger food."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2010

"This is one the kids will love. Just be sure to cook slow. I lowered my heat to low-med. I made fried rice as a side and it was a hit! I will definately make this again."

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