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Sesame Chicken Tenders

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There's nothing more frustrating for moms than when they find themselves making something different for each member of the family. I call it "short order cook syndrome" and one of our goals at weelicious is to help you avoid falling victim to it. I know that when I'm in the kitchen cooking for hours and making multiple meals, it makes me super grouchy, so preparing recipes that I know everyone under my roof will love is paramount.

Kenya and Chloe are big fans of Chicken Pesto Tenders, Wee Nuggets and Chicken on a Stick, but since I'm always on the hunt for new ideas I switched things up and tried rolling pieces of chicken in sesame seeds and then cooking them for a few minutes on each side. Sesame seeds are a great source of magnesium, copper, zinc and calcium and also have a nutty taste, especially when toasted. This dish was a big hit with my gang so I wanted to tell you about it immediately -- kid friendly, but also delicious for mommies and daddies.

Isn't life so much easier when you can cook one thing for the whole family (and have them all be happy)?!

Sesame Chicken Tenders  (Serves 4)

  • Prep Time: 2 mins,
  • Cook Time: 8 mins,
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There's nothing more frustrating for moms than when they find themselves making something different for each member of the family. I call it "short order cook syndrome" and one of our goals at weelicious is to help you avoid falling victim to it. I know...

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken tenders, cleaned, rinsed & dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, untoasted
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Preparation

  1. 1. Lightly season all of the tenders with salt.
  2. 2. Pour sesame seeds into a bowl and coat each tender evenly with the seeds.
  3. 3. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a saute pan over medium heat and cook each coated tender for 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden.
  4. 4. Serve with Dipping Sauce.
Sesame Chicken Tenders

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  1. Erlinda

    February 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    My favorite choidhlod meal was not a meal but more of an appetizer. Won tons were always a favorite. My mom would have to parcel out these won tons so that each of her 4 children and husband would have an equal amount.

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  3. Sue

    March 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Can these be frozen?

  4. Heather

    August 27, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I’m not familiar with buying ‘chicken tenders’ – can I just use a boneless, skinless breast and cut it in strips?

    • catherine

      August 30, 2010 at 1:48 pm

      Yes you can – that would work too :) But exactly where you find chicken breasts is where you find chicken tenders next to it

  5. Kristen

    August 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for months and months and FINALLY tried a recipe…this recipe! It was great and so easy:)

  6. Tonia

    August 9, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I have tons of toasted sesame seeds. Is it okay to use those? Does that just mean they aren’t as good for you?

  7. Lisa

    August 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    I’ll have to try this recipe, I have never thought to use sesame.I have used rolled oats and various seasonings for my kids, I’ll post soon on my blog. Definitely will try this yummy recipe for my family, thanks for sharing!

  8. Erika

    August 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I just finished making them. They are great! I prepared smaller sizes for my son and his friends, but for the adults, I seasoned the chicken with a little bit of garlic salt with parsley. They taste wonderful.
    I wonder if they can be baked too.

    I’ll try the dipping sauce as well

  9. Ashley

    August 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I’m amazed the Sesame seeds stick that well with no form of adhesive like egg. It seems like everytime I make any form of coated chicken tender I need something to help the coating stick to the chicken. Can’t wait to try these.