Sesame Parmesan Chicken

This chicken recipe has been my  favorite lately.  I have made it 2 weeks in a row. 🙂  I love that is is simple and very family friendly.

Mix equal amounts of parmesan cheese…

and sesame seeds.

I usually start with about 3/4 cup of each.

Purchase chicken cutlets or pound chicken breasts to even thinness.

Dip chicken in whisked eggs or egg whites then dip in mixture of sesame seeds and parmesan cheese.

Press seed/cheese mixture into chicken.

I brown up the chicken in a skillet over medium heat with a bit of olive  oil.

I love this chicken cooked up, sliced and placed over a yummy spinach salad.  My kids like it as a heartier meal with potatoes and veggies –perhaps some roasted bell peppers and zucchini or sautéed green beans?

Make extra for the week…yum!

Sesame Parmesan Chicken


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast, cut in thin cutlets or pound chicken on your own to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • 2 eggs or 4 egg whites, whisked
  • 3/4 cup sesame seeds (I buy a big bag from Bob's Red Mill)
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Mix sesame seeds with parmesan cheese.
  2. Dip chicken breast in egg then dip into sesame/cheese mixture.
  3. Press seed mixture into breast to help it adhere to chicken.
  4. Heat skillet over medium heat with olive oil.
  5. Add chicken carefully to heated skillet allowing chicken to brown prior to flipping, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Cook chicken through so no on longer pink --this may vary depending on how thickness of cooking time 12-15 minutes or so.

FODMAP followers this recipe should be tolerated but it slightly over the sesame seed limit–perhaps adapt this recipe and  use 1 cup parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup sesame seeds.