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Light Recipe: Chicken Nuggets with Sesame

Published In: 30 Jun 2017

Looking for inspiration for a light dinner recipe for tonight? Today we show you how to prepare a delicious chicken dish embellished with the flavour of sesame! The summer is near, it’s time to get into shape and have the best body at the beach! With this recipe you can eat healthily without sacrificing any of the flavour by combining the delicate taste of chicken with that of the sesame seeds. A quick and easy recipe that’s simple to prepare in just a few steps!

How to make Chicken Nuggets with Sesame

To prepare this recipe from sesame seeds we suggest also adding the fantastic taste of paprika. The crispness of the sesame seeds combine perfectly with the smoky flavour of paprika, giving the dish a more intense flavour than the classical breading. Serve alongside a simple side salad and you're ready to enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner!

Ingredients (for 4 people):

  • 600 grams of chicken breast
  • Sesame seeds to taste
  • Smoked Paprika
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons flour
  • 8 tablespoons breadcrumbs
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


To start, set the flour aside in a plate, beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add a pinch of salt. Once this is mixed add the breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, mix everything with paprika and then mix it all together again.

Once you have done this, it’s time to deal with the chicken. Cut the chicken slices into strips. Press the strips into the flour and remove the excess flour with a sieve. Once this is done, mix the chicken strips with the beaten egg and the breadcrumbs, sesame and paprika mix.

To prepare a pan: pour the olive oil in and warm until very hot. When the pan is ready, cook the chicken strips in the oil and lightly fry them. Once finished, eliminate the excess oil using a sheet of absorbent paper and add extra salt if necessary. Now your chicken nuggets with sesame and paprika are ready to be enjoyed!

Did you know that sesame seeds are fantastic plant sources filled with calcium. In 100g of sesame seeds there are 1000 milligrams of calcium! In addition to calcium, they are also high in phosphorus, magnesium, iron and protein. A large amount of manganese, zinc and selenium, not counting the high concentration of oleic acid can also be found, these are valuable allies for the reduction of LDL cholesterol in the blood. They can also at the same time increase the level of HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol. 100 grams of sesame, moreover, contain 25% of the recommended daily dose of folic acid and 28% of the dose of vitamin B. All these ingredients are great for preventing cancer, especially colon cancer, and act as a natural antioxidant that can fight free radicals and prevent cell aging. Several studies have also pointed out how the lignans contained in sesame seeds are useful to control blood pressure and anti-hypertensive that help prevent the formation of the arterial plaque.