simplylo's Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken


This makes a very flavorful chicken. This recipe was originally used for chicken wing drumettes, which are addictive, but has become quite popular with chicken legs, thighs, and breasts. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup soy sauce

  • ½ cup dry sherry

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • cooking spray

  • 1 cup wheat germ

  • ½ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

  • ¼ cup dried parsley

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Whisk together the soy sauce, sherry, garlic, brown sugar, and ginger in a bowl; pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken pieces, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking rack with cooking spray, and place on a baking sheet.

  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  4. Mix the wheat germ, bread crumbs, sesame seeds, parsley, black pepper, and paprika together in a separate large resealable plastic bag. Add the chicken to the bag and shake to coat the pieces with the bread crumb mixture; transfer the coated chicken pieces to the prepared baking rack.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of of a thigh, not touching bone, should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade and breading ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade and breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
23g Fat
29g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 1608mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 133mg 10%
Iron 6mg 36%
Potassium 619mg 13%

* 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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