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Chile Basil Sesame Chicken Recipe

Chile Basil Sesame Chicken

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces) Change Servings


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This Thai inspired flavor makes a very EASY, yet impressive dish. My family asks for it weekly since their first taste & I have picky eaters! I've served it with rice & broccoli (I've also chopped it & stirred it all together for a single dish). It's also a good dish for company.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

All in all this was an okay recipe. I think it had a slightly odd flavor (can't figure out just what it was) but it was completely eaten at dinner so it wasn't bad. I don't think I'll make it again though.


23 Ratings

Nov 05, 2005

The 24 hours of marinating time is way too long, which made the meat extremely salty. Otherwise it's a good recipe.

Aug 17, 2005

I haven't been cooking very long, but when I got married a month and a half ago, I knew it was time to start. I found this recipe and thought it sounded good. Oh my goodness! It's to die for! It was delicious and my husband LOVED it, too. I will definitely be keeping this recipe!

Aug 20, 2007

I marinated the chicken for about 24 hours prior to BBQing. The soy sauce overpowered the flavour of any other ingredient in the marinade and left the chicken quite salty, but tender. If I do make this again, I would reduce the soy sauce substantially.

Jul 09, 2005

I subbed siracha for the chile peppers and left out the sesame seeds. this is my single favorite marinade of all time. very different - not your run of the mill. If you don't like it at least a little hot, stay away - probably not for the kiddies.

May 18, 2004

Excellent, my friends loved it. I added some slices of ginger for extra flavor

Jul 18, 2005

too much of a soy sauce taste, overpowered any other flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 13.6 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 57.1 g
  • 114%
  • Sodium
  • 2370 mg
  • 95%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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