Spicy Sesame Chicken Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexHealthy
MethodMain Ingredient


 Chicken quarters4
 Plain low-fat yogurt2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Lemon1 Small, rind grated finely and juiced
 Hot curry paste2 Teaspoon (Medium Hot)
 Sesame seeds1 Tablespoon
 Salad1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fresh, For Serving)
 Naan bread1 (For Serving)
 Lemon wedges4 (For Serving, Fresh)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1446 Calories from Fat 706

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 79 g121.5%

Saturated Fat 21.4 g107.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 385.9 mg

Sodium 1307.4 mg54.5%

Total Carbohydrates 53 g17.7%

Dietary Fiber 7.3 g29.3%

Sugars 13.8 g

Protein 129 g258.6%

Vitamin A 22.4% Vitamin C 82.7%

Calcium 56.5% Iron 45.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Remove the skin from the chicken and slash the flesh at intervals with a sharp knife.
2. Combine the yogurt, lemon rind and lemon juice, and curry paste.
3. Spread the mixture over the chicken and arrange on a foil-lined broiler pan or cookie sheet.
4. Place on a barbecue grill or under a preheated broiler and cook, turning once, for 12-15 minutes, until golden and cooked. Test by piercing the thickest part with a skewer; the juices should run clear. Just before the end of the cooking time, sprinkle with the sesame seeds.
5. Serve with a fresh salad, nan bread, nd lemon wedges.