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.

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.

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Sesame Encrusted Baked Chicken Tenders


  • 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)


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

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 1/2 servings, Serving Size: 2 chicken tenders

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 4
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 196.9 calories
  • Total Fat: 9.1g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 0.3g
  • Protein: 22.9g
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