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Recipe: Sesame Crusted Chicken Bites

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Sesame Crusted Chicken

Okay peeps…this was so darn good I had to share.  This must be the world’s simplest recipe.  And it was tasty, delish, and went really well with a small fishie of soy sauce.  The recipe came from 500 Low-Carb Recipes: 500 Recipes from Snacks to Dessert, That the Whole Family Will Love
by Dana Carpender.  I really like this book.  Not so much for its low carbness as much for its easy and simple recipes.  I quite consider this a beginner cookbook in alot of ways.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

One reason this is such a simple recipe is because you only need four ingredients to make it: 1/2 cup of raw sesame seeds (not toasted ones), salt (in the spice jar), peanut oil (or canola would probably work too), and some chicken tenders.  Sorry for the runny mess.  I’d just washed the chicken before placing it on the board.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Cut up your chicken tenders and lay them all out in a single layer on your cutting board.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Sprinkle half of the sesame seeds (1/4 cup) on the chicken tenders.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Flip them all over and sprinkle the other half of sesame seeds (1/4 cup) onto the other side of the chicken pieces.  At this point you can sprinkle some salt on it all.  It is also where the recipe fails.  It doesn’t tell me how much to salt it.  And I’m a notorious under or over salter if I don’t have instructions.  For the 5 chicken tenders I had, I used about 1/2 teaspoon per side.  This was tasty.  Next time though, I’m cutting back on the salt a bit since I decided to dip this with a bit of soy sauce while eating.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Heat up about 2 tablespoons of peanut oil on medium heat in your best skillet.  This is my best skillet.  By Wearever.  I love this skillet.  It is my favorite pot or pan.  OOOOHHHHMMMMMMMMM>>>>>> (That’s me worshiping my skillet).  Okay, back to the peanut oil.  You want to heat it to that shimmery stage, where it looks like it is just waiting to get it’s hot little oily self onto something and cook, cook, cook.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Place your chicken pieces into the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Then flip them all over and cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side.

Sesame Crusted Chicken

Remove to a plate and gaze at the beauty and simplicity of this dish.

Bento #178: Chock Full of Goodness

And it goes great in a bento.  This was simple, cheap, and easy to do.  I can’t ask anything more of a recipe!

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  1. eilismaura says:

    I am not sure I care for sesame seeds – and am clueless re possible substitutes – any suggestions????

  2. admin says:

    Hmm, what about crushed pecan? That might work similarly for cooking purposes? Anyone else have any ideas?

  3. Lisa says:

    That looks really good Jenn! Crushed peanuts?

  4. Sile says:


    Such a simple thing. IT’s beautiful. *tears up*

  5. Yvo says:

    I’m amazed, I feel like if I tried to make that, the sesame seeds would all just fall off. LOL
    I’ve seen Rachael Ray make something chicken with a crushed/chopped peanut crust that looked really good, so maybe peanuts.

  6. yiddle says:

    ooh i will have to try that, i make pecan crusted chicken that is yummy, but i love sesame :)

  7. Sarah says:

    Glad I checked here for recipes. I was looking for something low-cal and low-carb to do for lunch today. This is simple. I think I’m going to add some bread crumbs and parmesan cheese, as sesame seeds are pricey and I have to feed 5. =p Might toss this on a salad. It looks delicious.
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