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Sesame Crusted Chicken Tenders


These sesame-crusted chicken tenders are quick to prep and a nice way to switch up a regular breaded chicken. The coating is made with sesame seeds and panko and bakes up nice and crispy in the oven.


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sesame oil, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. In a shallow bowl, beat the egg with the soy sauce until combined. In a separate shallow bowl, combine the panko, sesame seeds, salt and pepper.
  3. Coat each chicken tenderloin in the egg and then coat it in the panko mixture. Place them on the baking sheet in an even layer. Light spray the top of the chicken with cooking spray.
  4. Bake the chicken for 15 minutes and then flip each piece over. Bake it for 10 to 15 minutes longer or until the chicken is cooked through. Drizzle the chicken with sesame oil, if using.


Recipe adapted from Skinnytaste

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 273
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 514.3mg
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.6g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Protein: 30.6g
  • Cholesterol: 129.2mg

Keywords: sesame encrusted chicken, sesame crusted chicken