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    Sesame-Lemon Chicken with a Crisp Phyllo Crust

    Sesame-Lemon Chicken with a Crisp Phyllo Crust. Photo by Nadia NYC

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    55 mins

    25 mins

    30 mins

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    Source: "Fine Cooking"

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    1. 1
      For the marinade—Rinse the chicken breasts, pat them dry, and make a few slashes in each.
    2. 2
      Combine the marinade ingredients in a nonreactive bowl and add the chicken.
    3. 3
      Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
    4. 4
      To coat and cook the chicken—Heat the oven to 450°F and butter a baking sheet.
    5. 5
      Butter a sheet of phyllo, top with another sheet, butter that and repeat with the other two sheets.
    6. 6
      Cut the phyllo stack into 6 equal strips.
    7. 7
      Remove a breast from the marinade and let some of the marinade drip off.
    8. 8
      Lay the breast at one end of a strip of phyllo and roll it up, leaving the ends exposed.
    9. 9
      Dip both ends of the chicken into the sesame seeds to coat.
    10. 10
      Put the breast, phyllo seam down, on the buttered baking sheet; repeat with other breasts.
    11. 11
      Brush the tops of the phyllo with butter and roast until crisp, browned, and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 24, 2002


      Way easier to do than it seems. Basically just marinated chicken wrapped up in pastry and baked. Very tasty, very easy and very impressive looking. Step 7 is important: -- letting the marinade drip off. The pastry doesn't get soggy that way. It was also important to toast the sesame seeds first too. We just ate this with a spinach salad. Delicious.

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    • on May 18, 2003


      The presentation of this is beautiful! Everyone was oohing- and aahing when I brought it to the table. The best part of this recipe is probably the marinade which I am going to use again for different dishes- the chicken was so flavourful. I served it with a broccoli casserole and lemon roasted potatoes. Thanks Mean Chef for another great recipe.

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    • on June 09, 2003


      This chicken is wonderful! The flavor is just delicious...and the presentation is spectacular!!! I served this with roasted potatoes and steam carrots. Everyone LOVED the meal :-) thanks for a great recipe, meanie!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sesame-Lemon Chicken with a Crisp Phyllo Crust

    Serving Size: 1 (239 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 443.8
    Calories from Fat 189
    Total Fat 21.0 g
    Saturated Fat 7.0 g
    Cholesterol 119.0 mg
    Sodium 572.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 9.0 g
    Protein 43.7 g

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