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: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 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 118664
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Amazing flavor and easy to do!"

JANENOV46 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 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 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 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 173378
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

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

jgorski503 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 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 103805
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010


trixie99 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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