Sesame chicken with soy dip

Liven up chicken breasts with an easy crunchy coating and serve with an Oriental-style dipping sauce

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 398
  • fat 10g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 34g
  • sugars 8g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 44g
  • salt 3.01g


  • 140g breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, flatten a little
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 300g Tenderstem broccoli
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • juice 1 lemon
  • juice 1 lime, plus extra wedges to serve
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar


Turn it into a stir-fry
Stir together the dip ingredients as above. Slice the chicken, toss with 2 tsp oil and the five spice, then stir-fry for 3 mins. Add broccoli, cut into short lengths, then fry for 3 mins more. Add a splash of water, then once it’s boiled off and the broccoli is tender, tip in the sesame seeds, a pinch dried chilli, fry 1 min, then add the dip and toss well. Serve with noodles or rice.


  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper. Mix the breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, five-spice and a little seasoning on a plate. Pat dry the chicken, dip into the egg, then roll in the breadcrumb mix. Arrange on the baking tray, then bake for 25-30 mins until crisp and cooked through.

  2. When the chicken is almost ready, boil the broccoli in salted water for a few mins until just tender. Mix the soy sauce with the citrus juices and sugar to make a dipping sauce. Serve the crispy chicken with the broccoli and little dishes of the sauce for dipping, plus lime wedges for squeezing over.

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