Crispy Sesame Chicken




Sesame seeds on oven-fried chicken?  Crispy chicken without a grease-filled iron skillet? 

This recipe got my attention, when I saw it in my America’s Best Recipes cookbook, and I had to try it!  The recipe includes grated Parmesan cheese and dry breadcrumbs, along with sesame seeds for the breading.  Use skinless chicken and it’s even healthier.

I can tell you this chicken ROCKED!   It turned out very crispy and juicy and smacked of good flavors.  Just try it --- I bet you will think so also!



Crispy Sesame Chicken

Ingredients:

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 teaspoon pepper
1 (3 to 3½-pound) fryer chicken, cut up, skinless
¼ cup butter, melted

Method:

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
Dip chicken in butter.
Dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
Place in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done.
4-6 servings

Yum!  Tender and crispy too!

Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog @My Kind of Cooking for great tips, recipes. 





15 comments:

  1. Pam I love sesame and this chicken with sesame look delicious!! gloria

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  2. This does look amazing - great recipe.

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  3. Nice. I would suggest your readers do a Google search for gribenes, so as to use the chicken skin. Just ignore how unhealthy it may sound.

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  4. Crispy Chicken? Of course I will try this healthy recipe very soon; sure looks good.
    Rita

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  5. I do almost the same thing with skinless chicken breasts. The only change I make is instead of dipping the chicken in butter, I lightly coat it with mayonnaise. The mayonnaise keeps the chicken moist. I am going to try it with the butter.

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  6. Yum! I love crispy chicken! This sounds amazing! I often bake things into crispy goodness!

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  7. Pam, This chicken looks good and sounds delicious! Now if I can just convince my better half that sesame seeds should be part of her diet... Hopefully, we'll try this recipe. Thanks and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  8. This chicken looks fab and I just love the sesame, Parmesan coating! Thanks for the great reciep!

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  9. Sesame seeds as breading sounds delicious! How interesting to combine it with parmesan!

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  10. Sesame makes the chicken very crispy and adds a beautiful flavor to it, very different from the ordinary!

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  11. Oh how I love crispy fried chicken.. especially if you can get that special crisp just by baking!! Sounds delicious, Pam!

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  12. This is a favorite although I have not done it with the sesame seeds. Have to try the addition and see how magical it is. Thanks.

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  13. Hi Pam,
    What an amazing suggestion. Really loved it!
    Cheers and hope you have a fantastic weekend,
    Lia.

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  14. The oven baked chicken we do has parmesan in the bread crumbs too and it does always rock. So I bet the sesame adds a great touch.

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