Sesame Chicken Tenders

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)?!


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Sesame Chicken Tenders (Serves 4)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 8 mins

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 Lb Chicken Tenders, cleaned, rinsed & dried
  • 1 Tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds, untoasted
  • 1 Tbsp oil


1. Lightly season all of the tenders with salt.
2. Pour sesame seeds into a bowl and coat each tender evenly with the seeds.
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. Serve with Dipping Sauce.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Sue

    Can these be frozen?

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  • Erlinda

    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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