sesame chicken

Secret Sesame Chicken

When we want to pig out on a Sunday night with Chinese take-out, we get mounds of deep-fried, sweet-and-sour sesame chicken. Duplicating the flavor and crunch of this outrageously fattening dish was quite a challenge, but after some trial and error I finally came really close with this surprisingly easy-to-make recipe.



Servings: 4 people


  • 11⁄2 cups Sweet and Sour Sauce Sauce
  • 1⁄2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders, or boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strip


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 13 x 9-inch glass baking dish with oil.
  • Spread half the sweet and sour sauce on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Pour the sesame seeds on a plate, along with the salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Press the chicken pieces on the plate, coating each piece evenly with sesame seeds.
  • Gently lay the chicken pieces on the baking dish and cover with the remaining sauce. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes; until chicken is cooked through (no need to flip)