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Oven-Baked Sesame Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + marinating


4 servings

Chicken is one of my family's favorite meat and I prepare it several different ways. This melt-in-your mouth baked chicken is a much-requested entree for Sunday dinner.


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag; add buttermilk. Seal bag and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. In a shallow bowl, combine butter, lemon juice and garlic.
  2. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, sesame seeds, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Drain chicken, discarding buttermilk; dry on paper towels. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  3. Place in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish. Drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake an additional 20 minutes or until juices run clear.

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