Sesame Chicken

Tastes good warm, room temperature or served cold. It’s lovely sliced in a salad or on a sandwich.

makes 4 breasts


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (approximately 8oz each)

4 Tbsp sesame oil

1 Tbsp minced garlic

2 Tbsp plain greek style yogurt

2 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp amchur

1 tsp ajwain

1/2 cup sesame seeds

sprinkling of black sesame seeds (if available)

Pinch of chili for sprinkling


  1. Marinate the chicken in sesame oil, minced garlic, yogurt, black pepper, amchur & ajwain for 30 minutes up to 24 hrs in the refridgerator. 
  2. Dip each breast into a bowl of sesame seeds, shake off the excess and lay on a greased or lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 375F preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the chicken breast. Then lower the heat to 200F and cook for another 5 minutes until cooked through. Turn the oven off & let the chicken rest inside the oven for 10-15 minutes before slicing into it. 

ideas / variations

  • Replace sesame seeds with poppy seeds or fresh flaked coconut