Sesame Chicken from the Ground Up

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Exactly what the name says, a faux cutlet thing. I did these in the oven but they might well have been better pan fried. Sesame and ginger are the primary non chicken flavors. I planned to use Tahini in this but mine was too long on the shelf so I had to mortar my own.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Foil a grill over a drip pan,I hate grill scrubbing.
  2. Set your oven to 350F preheat.
  3. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  4. This will be almost sloppy loose, it's supposed to be.
  5. Shape into 2 patties about an inch thick.
  6. If you are going to pan fry coat the patties with Panko.
  7. But if it's for the oven don't bother.
  8. Bake in a 350F oven until you get a 160F interior, instant thermometer here.
  9. For me about 25 minute.
  10. If you're pan frying till firm and lightly browned.
  11. This ended up fairly mild in flavor with the Ginger and Sesame complimenting the chicken.
  12. You could raise the ginger, I will next time.
  13. There will be a next time as it went well with Rice sprinkled with some Sesame salad dressing.
  14. Obviously I like Sesame.
  15. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

I must confess that I have forgotten the brown sugar and my sesame seeds were black (that's all I have). I also used turkey meat instead of chicken. I browned the meatballs in the pan first and then finished them in the oven. Next time I will make some kind of a sauce with them and either serve them with the sauce or pout the sauce over them for the final stage (oven).

liliya_99 October 30, 2008

Very yummy - thanks! I made smaller "nuggets" and pan fried them. I did have to add some bread crumbs to my mixture so that I could work with it, as I tried to make them into meatballs. They started as meatballs and cooked into nuggets :)

Amiable November 26, 2007

I thought these tasted great! I did add a small amount of breadcrumbs to the mixture to get a better consistency. Had them as leftovers the next day and the whole office was jealous!

Miraklesis February 23, 2007