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Sesame Fried Chicken

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Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

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.


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Variation: Cut chicken into strips before coating with flour mixture and use the gravy as a dipping sauce.

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