Baked Sesame Chicken

Baked Sesame Chicken

Laurie Thompson 0

"Open, sesame! This is a family favorite. For a variation, you can also use bone-in chicken pieces, but be sure to increase the cooking time in this case. Tip: To toast sesame seeds, place in a baking dish in a heated oven for about 5 to 10 minutes, watching carefully not to burn."


45 m servings 252 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.9g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 697 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place soy sauce in a 9x13 inch baking dish. On a piece of wax paper, mix together the sesame seeds, flour, salt and pepper. Dip the chicken pieces in the soy sauce to coat, then dredge in the sesame seed mixture. Arrange in baking dish in a single layer, then drizzle with melted butter.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for approximately 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tender and juices run clear. Baste with drippings once during cooking time. Garnish with extra sesame seeds if desired, and serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 388 Ratings


My entire family enjoyed this, even my 8-year old daughter who rarely eats anything new. To eliminate the problem several reviewers mentioned of the sauce burning in the bottom of the baking di...

I love reading everyone's reviews and getting ideas of how to improvise and modify recipes to get the taste you like best! I used this recipe as my basic guide and did the following: 1.Marinated...

I followed previous reviewers' advice and doubled the mixture for the coating, which was just enough for 4 chicken breasts.

Very easy and flavorful. I omitted the butter for less fat, and after 15 minutes of cooking, added about 1/2 cup water to the pan because the soy sauce started burning. It was done in about 28 m...

Everyone must try this one. It is the best chicken recipe ever. I don't add the salt or pepper though, and it still tastes great. Toasting the seeds beforehad is a must for maximum flavor. Th...

I really liked this recipe. It was extremely easy to make. I did think it was a bit too salty. My daughter thought it was salty too, but my son thought it was great. My son thought it should...

Great - easy, simple and tasty. And quick, too! Just one suggestion - using just soy sauce makes it too salty. Add some duck sauce or sweet-and-sour sauce (about 1/3 amount of soy sauce) to inc...

This recipe had it's share of problems. It also had it share of joys. The mixture was NOT enough to coat maybe even 4 the third, I had to scrounge of every last bit. I constantly had...

This was a great concept, but seemed to be lacking a couple of things. I added some sugar, garlic and oyster sauce to the soy sauce mixture. That really put it over the top. Thanks for the good,...