Monday, July 15, 2013

Asian Toasted Sesame Chicken

One of my favorite and probably the most simple ways to spruce up chicken is to simply marinate it in salad dressing. Sometimes I'll top it with cheese, sometimes I won't. There are a ton of variations that I've tried and will try that I'll surely share with you in the future.

This variation came about as I was just walking through the aisle at the supermarket looking at the dressings. I saw the whatever dressing and was thought it sounded good and different from what I usually make (which usually leans towards Irish or Italian). That and stir frying is quite terrifying of a concept to me as well as ridiculously time-consuming.

While I was getting ready to prepare the chicken I was like, "dang (okay, let's be serious, I probably did not use the word 'dang' in my head), it would be really awesome if I had sesame seeds. I should have gotten some!" Then in a stroke of brilliance I realized I should check my spice rack (I usually only use the cinnamon, garlic, basil and garlic salt) and lo and behold, I actually did have some. If you don't have any, I'm sure your chicken will be just as good. I don't think it added any flavor, it was just a nice touch, but I could be totally wrong cause I really don't know anything about cooking, which I mentioned previously.

Asian Toasted Sesame Chicken

2 chicken breasts
1/4 cup Asian Toasted Seasame (or something similar) dressing
1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds

Wash the chicken and remove any excess fat. Pour dressing into a large plastic zip locking bag. Place chicken in bag, shake a bunch until the chicken is covered and then let it sit in the fridge for 30-45 minutes (or longer, it doesn't matter). 

Preheat oven to 350. 

Remove chicken from bag and place into a glass baking dish. Top with sesame seeds. Bake for 20-40 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken breasts.

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