Sesame Chicken

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

makes 4 breasts


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (approximately 8oz each)

3 Tbsp sesame oil

1 Tbsp minced garlic

2 Tbsp plain greek style yogurt

2 tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp amchur

1 tsp ajwain

1 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. 
  2. Dip each breast into a bowl of sesame seeds, shake off the excess and lay them on a greased or lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake in a 375F preheated oven for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 250F and cook for another 7-10 minutes then take the chicken out of the oven. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing into it. If the chicken pieces are thicker than normal, they may need more time in the oven.

ideas / variations

  • Replace sesame seeds with poppy seeds or fresh flaked coconut