Sesame Chicken

  • 12/06/2006
  • Moderate difficulty
  • 4 – 6
  • 40 min

Very nutritious and valuable seeds are becoming more widely used in the modern cuisine, especially sesame seeds. They have been known in Chinese cuisine for as long as several thousand years, however they have been used in sweet and savoury dishes in other countries as well.

Ingredients 4 – 6 

  • 800 g chicken breast fillets
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • 2-3 eggs
  • 300 g sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder

Preparation

  1. 1.
    Cut the chicken breast in to thicker strips. Sprinkle with lemon juice, soya sauce and Vegeta Gourmet Stock Powder. Let stand in this marinade for a few minutes.
  2. 2.
    Cover with flour, then dip into mixed eggs (seasoned with a little salt and pepper), and roll them in the sesame and bread crumb mixture – prepared earlier.
  3. 3.
    Deep fry in hot oil at medium temperature until golden.
  4. 4.
    Remove from oil and place them on an absorbent paper tissue.

Serving

You can serve sesame chicken hot or cold, with various sauces, for instance tartare.

Tip

Sesame seeds can be replaced with chopped almonds.

Little secret

The exquisite taste is added to the chicken through the spices mixed in the marinade.

Notice

You may freeze this dish.
Freezing: Prepare the meal, up to the step 3. Place the chicken strips on a platter and freeze for around 2 hours. Then you can pack in plastic bags according to planned serving portions.
Thawing: The chicken strips should be thawed at room temperature for around 20 minutes. Then you can deep fry, and continue from step 3.
Frozen Chicken with sesame will keep in the freezer for up to 60 days.

Energy and nutritional values

Energy and nutritional values are calculated per one serving (i.e. for 1 person). For a dessert, energy and nutritional values have been calculated per 100 g.

Nutrient Unit of measure Amount F rda (%) M rda (%)
Energy values kcal / kJ 654 / 2.734 - -
Fat g 45,80 - -
Carbohydrates g 21,27 - -
Dietary fibre g 5,08 - -
Protein g 42,69 - -
Sodium g 1,76 0 0
Vitamin A μg 122,83 3 2
Vitamin D μg 16,00 8 8
Vitamin E mg 3,79 17 17
Niacin mg 26,51 189 133
Potassium mg 510,22 14 14
Phosphorous mg 649,46 81 81
Magnesium mg 210,90 70 53

* RDA is based on daily allowances for women of 2000 kcal, and for men of 2900 kcal at the age of 25 to 50. (Source: DRI reports - Macronutrients, Elements, Vitamins, www.nap.edu; Genesis R&D and Podravka d.d.)