Baked Sesame Chicken


Open, sesame! This baked sesame chicken recipe is a family favorite. For a variation, you can also use bone-in chicken pieces, but be sure to increase the cooking time in this case.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place soy sauce in a 9x13-inch baking dish. On a piece of wax paper, mix together sesame seeds, flour, salt, and pepper. Dip chicken pieces in soy sauce to coat, then dredge in sesame seed mixture. Arrange in baking dish in a single layer, then drizzle with melted butter.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and tender and juices run clear. Baste with drippings once during cooking time.

  4. Garnish chicken with extra sesame seeds if desired, and serve.


To toast sesame seeds, place them in a baking dish in a heated oven for about 5 to 10 minutes, watching carefully so they don't burn.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
13g Fat
6g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 697mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 271mg 6%

* 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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