Sesame Chicken

Don’t chicken out on this amazing dish

There’s something about sesame seeds that makes you feel you’re enjoying a little bit of love on your tongue. For this recipe I’ve used both sesame seeds and coconut flour for the breading, but I also throw in a little added excitement in the form of sesame oil for the actual baking.

It is so quick and easy to cook this dish you almost feel like you’re cheating. Ten minutes at 500 degrees F? You bet! What’s more, if you have cast iron, now’s the time to break it out and make with the fabulousness.

Served with broccoli or stir fry and you have an amazing recipe to share with friends and family during those busy work weeks.

Sesame Chicken

The Marinade:
1/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 Tbsp Truvia (or sub for 2 Tbsp sugar)
1/2 Tbsp white vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp ginger, minced

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut flour + 1/2 cup sesame seeds
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp sesame oil

1. Stir marinade ingredients. Marinate chicken for 2 hours, covered, flipping every 30 minutes or so.
2. Preheat metal baking pan and oven to 500 degrees F.
3. Beat egg + 2 Tbsp marinade in a bowl.
4. Mix coconut flour with sesame seeds.
5. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then sesame, coating on all sides.
6. Add butter and oil to pan.
7. Add chicken to the pan.
8. Bake uncovered 5 minutes.
9. Flip chicken. Bake 5 more minutes.
10. Let rest. Serve.

Makes 4 servings.

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  1. One of my fav dishes before L-C was sesame chicken – this looks awesome! Can you post the nutritional values of your recipes? That would be immensely helpful! Thanks!

  2. Do you think almond flour would be a good substitute for the coconut flour. I have that on hand.

  3. Your Lighter Side says

    Lindart– Thank you so much! I totally want to post the nutritional values, and I plan to definitely. I'm sorry they're not up now. I've been crazy in the kitchen all week. :^o I promise I'll get to it!

    Deb– Definitely! I am also thinking Parmesan cheese would be another good solution.

  4. I made this tonight for my family… OMG 😀 It turned out great! Thank you!

  5. Your Lighter Side says

    That is wonderful! Thanks so much for letting me know.I totally love how my kitchen smelled cooking the chicken.

  6. some lionks from your recipes page are bad and can’t find the recipes

    • Hi there! I am making changes to the site today. By tomorrow all links should be fully fab and functional! Sorry for the mess while I’m making changes.

  7. OMG I think I love you. I SOOOOO miss sesame chicken! Can you provide a carb count for this one?

  8. Hi,

    You have this as gluten free but you are also using soy sauce. Am I missing something because everything I’ve read says that you have to find an alternative to soy sauce if you want to be gluten free. Is there a gluten free soy sauce that I am not aware of?


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