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Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.
Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato
You are going to love me for this one.  It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it uses store cupboard ingredients.  Well maybe you don’t have a big bag of sesame seeds in your cupboard but that’s easily rectified and when you do they’ll be sitting there looking at you going ‘hey, you only used a handful of us in the last 6 months, what’s happening?’  It’s the same with poppy seeds you buy them specifically for one recipe, you get thousands in the bag and only use a little in a cake or something and the rest just wait and wait uselessly taking up cupboard space.  I think poppy seeds would work really well with this recipe too.  You do need to like the texture thing though, that bitey nutty crunch that the seeds will bring.  My kids chased the extra sesame seeds with the baby potatoes so it got the thumbs up in my house anyway.

I did mention already that this is quick too – it takes 20 minutes which I think is amazing and it looks fantastic served up on a big help-yourself platter.
I’m giving you two recipes here, one for the chicken and one for the baby potatoes which cook in the same time so get the potatoes on to boil while you work away on the chicken and it will all come together in the twenty minutes.  When you mix the mayo and vinegar it goes quite watery but don’t worry it’s perfect when poured over the hot potatoes and spinach and combines to give a lovely dressing, watch out though when the vinegar hits the heat the vapour may blow your head off – it tastes great though!
Baby potatoes with mayo wilted baby spinach
You will need:
1 small bag baby potatoes
1 small bag baby spinach
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Put the baby potatoes on to boil until tender (approx. 15 minutes)
Drain the potatoes and add to a large bowl with the baby spinach leaves.
Mix the mayonnaise and white wine vinegar together and stir this through the hot potatoes and wilting leaves.
Baby potatoes being dressed
Baby potatoes and spinach being dressed
Baby potatoes and spinach on platter
Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.
You will need:
1 tbsp toasted seasame oil
1 tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
4 chicken breasts
4 tbsp sesame seeds
Pre-heat the fan oven to 200C
Mix the sesame oil, honey and wholegrain mustard together in a small bowl
Place the chicken breasts on a baking tray and brush all over with all of the sesame oil mixture
Cook in the oven for 10 minutes then remove tray from oven, turn chicken over and use a spoon to cover all over with the escaping marinade.  Return tray to oven and cook chicken for a further 10 minutes.
Meanwhile dry-fry the sesame seeds in a small frying pan over a high heat continually tossing the seeds until they start to turn a nutty brown.  Remove from heat and place in a large bowl.
Once chicken is cooked toss in the bowl of toasted sesame seeds.
Serve immediately.  Great served on bed of wilted baby spinach and baby potatoes.
Seasame oil baste
Toasted sesame seeds
Sesame chicken on seeds
Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato
‘Til next time, Sheila


Irish Author - Dubut romantic fiction novel 'Good Enough' published in 2021. 'Gimme Dinner' a collection of 50 great dinner recipes published in 2022. 'Enjoy' published by Mercier Press in 2016 .'Gimme the Recipe' published in 2012. Work in admin of our Food Safety Consultancy business - Industrial Management Systems with my husband Denis.

6 thoughts on “Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

  1. Hi Sheila,

    I love the sound of this one! And your right – I have a rather large box of sesame seeds waving at me from the cupboard!! That I really don’t remember what the occasion for purchasing them was, or what to do with them!! Will try it next week.


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  2. Very elegant Sheila. I have just eaten half a Toblerone and followed it with the biggest pork chop since porky was a pig. I am feeling guilty and need to eat healthy stuff like this for the next week!

    1. Toblerone followed by a pork chop, sounds like a gorge-fest to me and wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. You must always have the chocolate afterwards, see rule no.42. (of the rules). 🙂

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