Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Tastes good warm, room temperature or served cold. It’s lovely sliced in a salad or on a sandwich.
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Cook Time

30 Minutes



Step 1
Marinate the chicken in sesame oil, minced garlic, yogurt, black pepper, amchur, and ajwain for 30 minutes and up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
Step 2
Dip each breast into a bowl of sesame seeds, shake off the excess and lay on a greased or lined baking sheet.
Step 3
Bake in a 375°F preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken breast. Then lower the heat to 200°F and cook for another 5 minutes until cooked through. Turn the oven off and let the chicken rest inside the oven for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing into it.
Step 4
Garnish with sprinkling of black sesame seeds and pinch of chile powder.
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (approximately 8 ounces each)
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons plain Greek style yogurt
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon amchur
1 teaspoon ajwain
1 cup white sesame seeds
Sprinkling of black sesame seeds (if available)
Pinch of chile powder for sprinkling

Notes & Variations

  • Replace sesame seeds with poppy seeds or fresh flaked coconut.

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