Sesame Encrusted Chicken Tenders

I am always on the look out for new chicken breast recipes that are unique and tasty.  This one fits the bill!  They’re coated in a mixture of sesame, panko, and a little soy sauce, which forms a nice crispy exterior.  These are perfect for a busy weeknight meal and don’t take much time to throw together.  Just put some rice in the cooker, make a salad, and serve with these delicious chicken tenders!
I also want to try this with chicken thighs or salmon!

-1 Pound Chicken Breast Tenders
-2 teaspoons Sesame Oil (or Olive Oil)
-2 teaspoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
-1/4 Cup Toasted Sesame Seeds
-6 Tablespoons Panko
-Black Pepper, to taste
-Olive Oil, for baking sheet

Preheat oven to 425F.  Lightly coat a baking sheet in olive oil, or use non-stick spray.

In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil and soy sauce.  In another bowl, combine panko, sesame seeds, and black pepper.  Dip chicken into the soy mixture, and then coat it in the panko mixture.  Place on the baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes.  Take out of the oven, turn over, and cook for another 4-5 minutes, until done.

7 thoughts on “Sesame Encrusted Chicken Tenders

  1. Karen

    29 Jul on 2012 at 9:48 am

    The tenders sound like they are so crispy. Love the idea of the sesame seeds.

  2. Jill

    28 Aug on 2012 at 10:58 am

    I am a sucker for anything covered with sesame seeds! Can’t wait to try… and you’re right, salmon would be delicious too! {Loved going through your recipes, yum!}

    • thedrivencook

      28 Aug on 2012 at 11:06 am

      Thank you! I love sesame too. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita

    08 Feb on 2013 at 1:17 am

    These look and sound delicious! I love all the flavors in here. Definitely want to try this out for dinner soon. It’d be amazing with some stir-fried veggies!

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