Susie Smith's Sesame Lemon Chicken

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Years ago, my grandmother got this recipe from my aunt's first grade teacher! I don't like chicken all that well, but this recipe is delicious. ***Marinating time is not included in cooking and preparation time.


  1. Marinate the chicken for several hours, turning at least twice.
  2. Grill the marinated chicken at about 35 minutes, basting every five minutes.
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Made for PAC 2012. This is really delicious! I had my doubts at first, but followed the recipe and marinated the chicken pieces for several hours. I added a little more sugar to the marinade, but that's the only adjustment I made. Due to grey, rainy weather grilling was not an option, and I oven-baked the chicken, basting frequently. Maybe I should mention that the tiny amount of sesame oil could not be tasted, so maybe a little more is needed! The chicken pieces baked beautifully, with the skin puffing up! I'm sorry the photo is a little dark, but I had to use the kitchen lights -- daylight was fading fast by the time the chicken was ready. The dark bits are not burnt -- it's merely the way the soy marinade darkened as it baked! I served the large dish of chicken pieces with brown basmati, steamed butternut, and thinly sliced cabbage flash-cooked in butter and a little lemon juice, with a side salad. Thanks, Elisechristiane, for a lovely recipe!