Chile Basil Sesame Chicken


Chicken breasts marinated in olive and sesame oils, chicken broth, and soy sauce with a tasty kick of sesame seeds, chile peppers and basil. Lightly grilled and heavily enjoyed by you! This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

4 to 6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)


  • ½ cup light soy sauce

  • ½ cup low-sodium, low-fat chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 whole dried chile peppers, cut in half

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts


  1. To Marinate: In a medium nonporous glass dish or bowl combine the soy sauce, chicken broth, olive oil, sesame oil, sesame seeds, chile peppers and basil. Mix well and add chicken. Turn to coat, cover dish or bowl and refrigerate to marinate for up to 24 hours.

  2. Preheat grill to high heat with the grate set 6 inches from the heat source, and lightly oil grate.

  3. Remove chicken from dish, discarding any leftover marinade. Grill chicken over high heat for 7 minutes per side or until cooked through and no longer pink inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
57g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 2370mg 103%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 783mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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