Sesame-Lemon Chicken with a Crisp Phyllo Crust

Recipe by BonnieZ
READY IN: 55mins




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