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
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.
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.
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.