Baked Sesame Chicken (grain free)
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or ghee
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken (breasts or thighs), cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten with one tablespoon of water
  • 1 1/4 cups white sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • chopped green onions or chives, for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Use the oil to coat a cookie sheet or a large baking dish.
  2. Spread the chicken pieces out on a plate and sprinkle the tapioca starch, salt, and white pepper evenly over the top. Turn the pieces so they are lightly coated on each side. They do not need to be perfectly covered with the starch.
  3. Using two forks, one for the egg wash and one for the sesame seeds, dip each piece of chicken into the egg and then into the sesame seeds. Place each piece of breaded chicken in the oiled pan, keeping the pieces in a single layer.
  4. When all of the chicken is coated and in the pan, bake it for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. If you want both sides to be golden, flip the pieces over after the first fifteen minutes and then return the pan to the oven for the remaining ten minutes.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, stir together the ketchup, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. Warm the sauce in the microwave or in a small saucepan.
  6. When the chicken is cooked, drizzle each serving with some of the warm sauce and top with a few chopped green onions.
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