Sesame Chicken Strips

Sesame Chicken Strips


High cal Calories 1102kcal

High fat Total Fat 23g

Low sat-fat Saturated Fat 5g

High chol Cholesterol 152mg

High sodium Sodium 2615mg

High carbs Total Carbohydrate 162g

Serving size 664g Calories from fat 211kcal Fiber 5g Protein 62g Sugar 108g
4 servings


  • For the sauce
  • 2 heads garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 whole large onion, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple
  • 3-½ cups dark brown sugar
  • 2-½ cups pineapple juice
  • ½ cups teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • For the chicken
  • 1-¼ cup cornmeal
  • ¾ cups flour, plus additional for dredging
  • ½ cups breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, plus additional for garnish
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 2 pounds Crescent boneless skinless chicken breasts, Cut into strips
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • Canola Oil, For Frying


  1. For the sauce, cut ½ inch off tops of garlic. Place in small baking dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Roast at 400ºF for 30-35 min. Remove from the oven and cool until you are able to handle them. Then squeeze out the garlic into a small dish and discard the skins.
  2. In a sauce pan over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and saute onion until it is caramelized. Add the roasted garlic and pineapple and mix well remove from heat. In a bowl, combine pineapple juice, Teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, both vinegar’s . Add cayenne pepper. Pour on top of the onion mixture. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce heat until simmering. Simmer until mixture is thickened and reduced by at least half, about 1 hour.
  3. When sauce is almost done, prepare chicken. In a mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, and salt. Dredge chicken in additional flour, then buttermilk, then the cornmeal mixture. Place on a plate until all chicken is coated.
  4. In a large pot, heat oil until 350ºF. Fry chicken a few pieces at a time until cooked through. Place on paper towels to drain.
  5. Toss cooked chicken in sauce, being sure to coat all chicken well. Sprinkle with additional sesame seeds and green onion.

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