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Ground sesame seeds thicken the sauce as it cooks. Serve with a salad and bread.

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2005


Credit: Randy Mayor

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12 mins
18 mins
30 mins
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 3 tablespoons sauce)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine sesame seeds, rind, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a food processor; process until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

  • Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/8 teaspoon salt.

  • Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter melts. Add chicken; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

  • Add ground sesame mixture to pan, stirring with a whisk. Add broth, and bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook broth mixture until reduced to 2/3 cup (about 3 minutes). Add orange juice and cream; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Serve sauce over chicken.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 9.1g; saturated fat 2.5g; mono fat 3.4g; poly fat 2.2g; protein 41.1g; carbohydrates 4g; fiber 0.7g; cholesterol 106mg; iron 1.9mg; sodium 377mg; calcium 70mg.