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Sesame Chicken Strips

These tasty chicken strips dipped in the lightly sweet sauce are a wonderful finger food. They go over really well at outdoor summer gatherings. This recipe puts a new twist on fried chicken - a staple at most picnics. -Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10-12 appetizer servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • In a shallow bowl, combine the mayonnaise, onion and mustard. In another shallow bowl, combine the crackers and sesame seeds. Cut chicken lengthwise into 1/4-in. strips.
  • Dip strips into mayonnaise mixture, then into the sesame seed mixture. Place in a single layer on a large greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until juices run clear. Combine sauce ingredients and serve with chicken strips.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 427 calories, 36g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 17g protein.
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  • Kimiko
    Jul 11, 2019

    I originally made this recipe 10 years ago, when it was first published in one of my grandma’s issues of Taste of Home, and I was still a kid, living with my parents, learning how to cook. It has always been one of my favorites. It’s been many years since I made it, my grandma has passed, I’ve graduated, married, had children, but I STILL remember how good this was! So lo and behold, the internet, which has made it easy for me to find this recipe and make again for my children to enjoy! I don’t normally eat these types of foods (butter crackers and mayo definitely aren’t in my regular diet) but for these I will absolutely make an exception. The crackers give it the most flavorful coating, and the dip may be simple, but it’s the perfect pairing for these! I highly recommend making these—if you’re concerned about them sticking to the pan, just lay a sheet of parchment on your pan first. It’s easier than greasing the sheet, spraying with non-stick spray, etc, and works just fine.

  • testuser120
    Oct 30, 2013

    This is nice and tasty.

  • gingerswedberg
    Mar 5, 2012

    Very tasty & a healthier option than fried chicken strips!

  • lisapsalm
    Nov 11, 2011

    This is an all-time favorite of our family! I use less than half of the mayonnaise and stir the chicken strips into it.

  • jmkasprak
    Aug 1, 2011

    These were pretty good. I didn't get a lot of sesame flavor, so maybe I should have toasted the seeds. I used chicken tenders, and they were nice and crispy. I didn't make the sauce since there was enough mayo in the recipe already. I sprayed my baking sheet and didn't have any trouble with them sticking.

  • kaykerbaker
    Jun 1, 2011

    It was very, very, VERY good and also very easy to make! Two thumbs up! (Also good dipped in ranch dressing).

  • Debiana
    Sep 25, 2010

    This was a great recipe! For the reviewer who said the chicken sticks, may I suggest spraying the baking sheet with a little Pam (olive oil works well) Just a very small amount. I did it both ways (with and without) and both times this recipe was delicious!

  • Madray7
    Dec 20, 2009

    I found this recipe on your site and my son attempted it for one of his catered parties. The coating stuck to the pans and very little of the coating remained on the chicken. Did not look good. Chicken did taste good, though.

  • Brendat4
    Sep 13, 2009

    This is one of my kids' favorite ways to eat chicken. I adjust the amount of mayo to about half--just enough to cover the strips otherwise the coating will fall off and I don't want the extra fat. We love it!