Meat & poultry

Lacquered Chicken with Sesame seeds

I think that lately my dishes have some kind of Oriental influence… don’t you think? A chicken is a chicken here and in Tokyo, but I never prepared it this way before and although ketchup doesn’t come from Japan, the general style of the dish might look Asiatic.

Again, like I did with the Salmon Cubes; this chicken marinated for 2 hours. I’m loving this technique because it takes no big efforts, no endless time stirring the pan and no agressive cooking (I used the oven to finish the dish). And on top of everything the result is spectacular :D.

Some of the ingredients I have used in the recipe are not common ingredients in the Spanish Cuisine; well, maybe nowadays some of them have just been incorporated but, I just have to go back one generation (my mom) and see how many of these has in her kitchen.
Soy Sauce, sesame seeds and ketchup don’t exist for my mom. Globalization didn’t get her! However she is always open to taste new flavours.

Enjoy your Easter Holidays! I will!!!


Ingredients for 4 servings: 2 chicken breasts (boneless), toasted sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons of honey, 4 tablespoons of ketchup, 4 tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and salt.
  • Cut the chicken in cubes and reserve.
  • Mix all ingredients (except the sesame and chicken) inside a big bowl. Stir and add the chicken cubes. Marinate for 2 hours in the fridge.
  • Preheat the oven at 180ºC.
  • Strain the chicken. Keep the sauce. Coat the chicken with the sesame seeds. Place all the chicken over an oven's tray and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Serve over some salad dressed with the marinate sauce.


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03/31/2010 · 19:57 h by Eva

Nùria, esto de la globalizacion esta haciendo evolucionar nuestras cocinas a un ritmo insospechado por nuestras madres y abuelas, pero, y lo que podemos disfrutar con estas mezclas de ingredientes y lo rico que queda!!!
Me gusta mucho la idea!!

03/31/2010 · 21:03 h by Miriam

Qué buena pinta y qué estupenda presentación. La verdad es que últimamente estoy descubriendo el sésamo, vamos… que lo que he descubierto es que me encanta!

03/31/2010 · 23:17 h by Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul

This looks nice and simple Nuria…I love the taste of sesame seeds! The presentation and pictures are also beautiful!

04/01/2010 · 0:35 h by Joan Nova

I adore sesame seeds. This is such a simple recipe, I think I’m going to try it one day.

04/01/2010 · 9:04 h by Heavenly Housewife

Great recipe! They look delicious. I’m going to bookmark this one.
*kisses* HH

04/01/2010 · 17:05 h by John

This looks and sounds so delicious!

The one thing I’m not sure about is using the marinade without cooking it. Since it was sitting in the fridge with raw chicken for 2 hours, I would probably throw the leftover marinade in a pot and boil for a couple minutes before letting it cool and then using it as a dressing.

04/01/2010 · 17:09 h by giz

You’re right – it does have a bit of an Asian look to it. I love sesame seeds on everything – would be interesting to try the black sesame seeds too.

04/01/2010 · 17:29 h by Fresh Local and Best

This looks like a very yummy savory chicken dish!

04/02/2010 · 22:42 h by Bellini Valli

You make these look and sound delicious my friend. I think I am now Asian inspired….

04/04/2010 · 16:18 h by pierre

Hi nuria I love seasam whatever it is with seeds or oil ; your chicken looks great !! cheers Pierre de Paris

04/04/2010 · 20:48 h by Lori Lynn

Lovely photos, I like the table cloth too.
I bet it tasted delicious, and the simplicity is terrific.

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

04/05/2010 · 14:34 h by Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen

Nuria, how do you manage to make everything, even a chicken nugget look beautiful and elegant!? You are quite the gifted lady!

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