Sesame Encrusted Baked Chicken Tenders

If you like the taste of sesame as much as I do, you’ll love these simple baked chicken tenders coated with sesame seeds, panko and a hint of soy sauce. Perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Sesame Encrusted Baked Chicken Tenders

I served this with scallion rice and some extra soy sauce on the side because I was pressed for time, but this would be great with brown fried rice, quinoa fried rice or even over a salad or some stir fried vegetables.

Did you make this recipe?

Sesame Encrusted Baked Chicken Tenders

Freestyle Points
Yield: 4 1/2 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese


  • 18 oz chicken tenderloins
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 6 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp course salt
  • 4 tbsp panko
  • olive oil spray, I used my Misto


  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Spray a baking sheet with non-stick oil spray.
  • Combine the sesame oil and soy sauce in a bowl, and the sesame seeds, salt and panko in another.
  • Place chicken in the bowl with the oil and soy sauce, then into the sesame seed mixture to coat well.
  • Place on the baking sheet; lightly spray the top of the chicken with oil spray and bake 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Turn over and cook another 4 - 5 minutes longer or until cooked through.


Serving: 2chicken tenders, Calories: 196.9kcal, Carbohydrates: 5.7g, Protein: 22.9g, Fat: 9.1g, Sodium: 400mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 0.3g
Freestyle Points: 4
Points: +5
Keywords: low carb, Under 30 Minutes