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simplylo's Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken Recipe
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simplylo's Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    3 hrs 15 mins


  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).
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  • 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.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 15, 2011

I made this last night for dinner and it was delicious! I used bone-in chicken thighs from which I removed the skin (I hated to do it, I love chicken with skin, but I'm on a weight loss program). I didn't have any Italian seasoned bread crumbs so I used Panko and added dried oregano, basil and thyme. At first I was hesitant to add Italian seasoning to an Asiany dish, but I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't discard the marinade, I boiled it down to a syrupy consistancy and served it over leftover Asian noodles with green onions. This was really wonderful and I can't wait to try it with skin-on chicken once I get skinny. Thanks so much, simplylo!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 05, 2011

My family was not thrilled. Now I have a lot of left- overs no one will eat.


11 Ratings

Nov 19, 2011

Excellent! I didn't have dry sherry so I just substituted white wine. I marinated the chicken for about 5 hours and breaded the chicken with the same recipe but since I didn't have wheat germ I used panko (I had it on hand and you can't get more Asian than that!) instead. It was delicious. I think I even cooked it too long and still came out juicy. Yum. Can't wait to make it again.

Nov 02, 2011

This was by far the best tasting chicken I have ever tasted! Who would know soy sauce, ginger and Italian seasonings would go so well? I used a whole cut up chicken and took the skin off (I don't like the skin and it's so bad for you anyway!). I also used low sodium soy sauce. That's the only changes I made. The coating on this chicken is just incredible. Oh, and it's even better the next day . . .cold! Next time I'm going to make a boat load of chicken drummettes using this recipe. Can't wait! Thanks for an awesome recipe simplylo!

Dec 05, 2011

LOVED this recipe!!! Serve with Jasmine rice and veggies

Nov 05, 2011

I thought it was very good, 4 stars, but my guests gave this rave reviews so I'll rate it 5. I used white wine instead of sherry (didn't have) and would use low sodium soy sauce next time. Also didn't have wheat germ so used 1.5 cups bread crumbs. I let the chicken marinade overnight before breading and baking. Will definitely make again.

Aug 09, 2015

Excellent recipe. Would cut down the soya sauce a tad, and had to use white wine b/c no sherry, otherwise followed the recipe exact. We loved it.

Apr 28, 2014

I thought this recipe had good flavor, but no one else in my house would eat it. Not quite the flavor I expected with all of the spices in it. Ended up tasting fairly "earthy".


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  • Calories
  • 498 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 137 mg
  • 46%
  • Fat
  • 22.5 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 42.9 g
  • 86%
  • Sodium
  • 1608 mg
  • 64%

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

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