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Sesame Seed Chicken

Sesame seed chicken. Every time this chicken is mentioned, my dad tells a story of when I home from college and my mom was away for 3 weeks caring for a sick relative. I tried to help out around the house while she was gone, mostly laundry and cooking. One night, I decided to make this sesame seed chicken and chaos ensued. My brother flipped out about how “sesame seed chicken is an appetizer” and not a meal. I’m not sure he actually ate that night, but he certainly emailed my mother, complaining about it.┬áNeedless to say, I’ve never made sesame seed chicken as a main meal again.

Actually, I don’t know if I ever made sesame seed chicken after that night, until Sophie’s birthday party last month. Apparently my brother traumatized me. Well, I won’t forget about this recipe again. It’s easy and it’s a great spin on a chicken fingers. I served it with the honey mayo (below), but feel free to add or substitute your favorite dipping sauce instead.

Sesame Seed Chicken with Honey Mayo

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Ingredients for the Chicken:

  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 c. plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 c. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 c. dry mustard
  • 1/4 c. minced onions
  • 2-3 lbs. chicken breasts, fat trimmed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces

Ingredients for the Honey Mayo:

  • 2-3 Tbs. honey
  • 1 c. mayonnaise

Preheat oven to 475F.

Place mayo in a large ziplock bag. In another ziplock bag, combine breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, mustard, and onions. Toss chicken pieces in mayo to coat, and then in breadcrumb-sesame mixture.

Place on a baking sheet, in a single layer. Bake until browned and cooked throughout, about 15-20 minutes.

While chicken is cooking, mix honey and mayo in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve chicken hot or at room temperature with honey may.

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