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Sesame Crusted Chicken with Wasabi Cream Sauce

This stunning dish looks beautiful on the plate thanks to a black-and-white sesame seed crust. Wasabi sour cream served on the side will impress your guests with its adventurous flavour. Serve with an Asian-inspired vegetable slaw.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, filets removed
⅓ cup teriyaki sauce
1 egg white, lightly beaten
⅓ cup black sesame seeds
⅔ cups white sesame seeds
½ - 1 tsp wasabi (Japanese horseradish), prepared
½ cup light sour cream
2 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp lemon, grated rind

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Put chicken breasts between 2 sheets of wax paper and pound chicken until slightly flattened. Pour teriyaki sauce into a sealable plastic bag, add chicken and close bag. Turn bag so that sauce has a chance to coat each piece of chicken. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

  2. Combine wasabi, sour cream, lemon juice and rind and beat until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.

  3. Preheat the barbecue to medium heat.

  4. Mix black and white sesame seeds on a plate. Remove chicken from teriyaki sauce and throw out bag. Pat chicken with paper towel to remove extra sauce.

  5. Dip each piece in beaten egg then coat with sesame seeds, pressing the seeds into the chicken. Transfer chicken to a wax paper lined pan and let stand for 10 minutes to allow the coating to set.

  6. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side with the lid down or until a meat thermometer reads 165ºF (74ºC). Serve immediately with wasabi cream sauce on the side.

Helpful Tip

Black sesame seeds are available at Oriental grocery stores. If you prefer, use 1 cup (250 mL) of white sesame seeds instead.

Wasabi is Japanese horseradish. It is green and spicy. Prepared wasabi is a ready-to-use paste that comes in a tube. Add more or less wasabi depending on your desire for heat.

Nutrition Info

Per 365 g serving Amount
Protein70 g
Fat26 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Carbohydrate15 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol165 mg
Sodium630 mg
Per 365 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A2
Vitamin C8
Vitamin B699
Vitamin B1257