Delicious Sesame Chicken

This Delicious Sesame Chicken recipe is one of my favorites. Packed full of flavor. All you need are a handful of ingredients. Superb Marinade

sesame chicken

I love this delicious Sesame Chicken recipe. It reminds me of a dish I used to get from this little Asian restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles many years ago.

marinade for chicken
Sesame Marinade for Chicken

For this recipe, you can use chicken breasts or skin-on thighs. Whatever you have at your disposal will work. The cooking method and time will be slightly different depending on what you use. The important thing is to ensure the chicken is fully cooked!

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When it comes time to cook the chicken, make sure you throw out the marinade liquid leftover in the bag. Do not use it to baste the chicken as it contains raw chicken juices.

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The USDA recommends an internal temperature of 165°F when cooking chicken. I always use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of meats to ensure it is safe to eat.

sesame chicken fresh out of the oven
Sesame Chicken Fresh out of the Oven

If this type of marinade is not your thing, I suggest you try my Lime Chicken Marinade recipe. Not sure which one I love more!

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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
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You will need the following ingredients to make this Delicious Sesame Chicken recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Brown Sugar, Water, Sesame Seeds, Garlic Cloves, Red Pepper Flakes and Chicken Breast.

  1. Combine the first six ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag ensuring the chicken gets completely coated in the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Bake or grill the chicken for approximately 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165ºF.
sesame chicken

Printable Recipe Card

sesame chicken

Delicious Sesame Chicken

This Delicious Sesame Chicken recipe is one of my favorites. Packed full of flavor. All you need are a handful of ingredients. Superb Marinade
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Marinate Time 1 day
Total Time1 day 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 429 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cups Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Seeds, toasted
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, crushed
  • 4 Chicken Breasts

Instructions
 

  • Combine the first six ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag ensuring the chicken gets completely coated in the marinade. Seal the bag and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Bake or grill the chicken for approximately 20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165ºF.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 54gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 2702mgPotassium: 997mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 68IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Jenny says:

    This sesame chicken is to die for. So tasty and very juicy. Was very easy to make. The marinade makes all the difference in this recipe.