Toasted Sesame Ginger Chicken

Simple chicken breast comes to life with the zesty flavors of orange, ginger and sesame in this easy lean and green recipe for Toasted Sesame Ginger Chicken. Prepared in as little as 25 minutes, you’ll make this a go-to over and over again.  

My suggestion?  This is a classic recipe that creates chicken that can be used in SO many different ways throughout the week. Cook extra as it’s amazing chilled & sliced on salad, on cauliflower crust pizza and more!

Did you know that sesame seeds actually grow in pods on bushes in Africa and other tropical climates? They also contain a substantial amount of iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, copper AND manganese. They're not only delicious, they're good for you too!

Give this quick and easy recipe a try this week. It's refreshingly different, mouthwateringly delicious AND will keep you on program and feeling great. Be sure to post your results below- we love to hear from you!

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Toasted Sesame Ginger Chicken

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: ~4 Serving 



  1. Place chicken breasts on a clean, dry cutting board.

  2. Using a meat mallet or back side of a frying pan, gently flatten the chicken breasts to appprox. 3/8" thickness.

  3. Sprinkle with seasoning.

  4. Heat Valencia Orange Oil in a large, nonstick frying pan over medium - high heat.

  5. Add chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes on one side, until a lovely crust has formed- it will be slightly brown.

  6. Gently flip chicken and cook on the other side for an additional 5-6 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.

  7. Serve warm with your favorite side dish, or chilled over salad. Makes about 4 servings.

    Serving Size is 6 ounces of chicken and is 1 Lean, 1 Condiment and 1 Healthy Fat option.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

1 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

0 - Green

1 - Condiments

1 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

2 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.