Sesame-Crusted Chicken

These Asian-inspired chicken breasts are as quick and easy as a stir-fry—hot off the grill in 20 minutes!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/4 lb)
1 1/2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1/2
cup teriyaki baste and glaze
6
tablespoons sesame seed, toasted
2
medium green onions, chopped (2 tablespoons)

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 In small bowl, stir orange peel into teriyaki glaze. Reserve 2 tablespoons glaze mixture for serving. Brush both sides of chicken with remaining glaze mixture. Sprinkle sesame seed over both sides of chicken; cover chicken with piece of waxed paper and lightly press seed into chicken.
  • 3 Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from grill to serving plate. Spoon reserved 2 tablespoons glaze over chicken. Sprinkle with onions.

Expert Tips

To toast sesame seed, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove immediately from hot skillet so seed doesn’t continue to toast and become too dark or scorched.

Serve with cooked rice or Asian peanut noddles and steamed carrots.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
600mg
600%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.