Baked Sesame Chicken

Baked Sesame Chicken

A super easy dish! Pack in your bento box as well!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Chicken thigh meat
200 g
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
Roasted sesame seeds (hulled type)
3 heaping tablespoons


1. I used the (hulled) roasted sesame seeds shown in this picture.
2. Cut the thigh meat into easy-to-eat pieces. I did not remove the skin, but you can do so if you'd prefer.
3. Coat the chicken pieces with the seasonings marked by ●.
4. Coat the skin side of the meat generously with sesame seeds. It's okay just to press down the meat into the seeds.
5. Lay a piece of parchment paper over your toaster oven's baking sheet, and lay the chicken pieces on it sesame seed side up. Bake for around 10 minutes at 250°C, covering with aluminum foil after 5 minutes.
6. Once the timer dings, don't remove the chicken from the toaster oven, but let it rest in the warm oven with the heat turned off for a few minutes. It's done! Golden-brown and juicy!
7. It's tender and tasty even when cold, so pack it in your bento lunch!

Story Behind this Recipe

I had this delicious oven baked sesame chicken at my friend's house. Their seasoning was just salt and pepper, so I tried to find some more Japanese seasonings that would taste good even cold.