Sesame-Lemon Crusted Chicken

Chicken is to dinner, like a white cake is to dessert. It’s a blank canvas that can be transformed into a ton of different tastes, flavors, and creations.

Here is an easy to make coating for chicken, with tasty ingredients you are sure to have on hand.

Remember, simple doesn’t have to be flavorless!



Sesame-Lemon Crusted Chicken

Marla Hingley
Nutty, with a burst of citrus, this crispy coating is perfect on chicken.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2


  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts


  • Using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, combine the spice rub ingredients until the sesame seeds are slightly cracked.
  • Rub mixture into both sides of chicken breasts, spray with a bit of cooking oil and grill until fully cooked.
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Feta & Spinach-Stuffed Chicken

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