Tahini Chicken


Tahini chicken is quick, tasty, and out of the ordinary. The key ingredient, tahini, is a sesame paste available in Asian stores, but recently has been seen in major grocery chains. It tastes like a mix of Asian and Mediterranean, close to a peanut sauce satay but made from sesame. Serve over couscous or noodles.

close up view of Tahini Chicken in a black pan
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon

  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame paste)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoons butter, or as needed

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, or as desired


  1. Bring water and bouillon cube to a boil in a pot until bouillon is dissolved; decrease heat to low. Whisk tahini, soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger into bouillon mixture until smooth. Keep sauce warm over low heat.

  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken until no longer pink in the center, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk flour into tahini sauce until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add cooked chicken to tahini sauce and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
22g Fat
24g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1619mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 493mg 10%

* 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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