Sesame Snap Chicken

by Jen on April 10, 2012

Hi, and welcome!

Do you remember eating Sesame Snaps as a kid?  You know, those crunchy, sweet crackers full of sesame seeds that got stuck in your teeth for days?!  I remember getting them at Halloween, throwing them out, and wishing ill-will on the person who gives out crackers instead of candy.  Lets face it, a kid would prefer to have a jawbreaker and a broken tooth rather than a cracker.

Fast forward twenty-something years and now, instead of throwing out those pesky crackers, I cook with them.  Cook you ask?  Yes!


Sesame Snap Chicken.  Oh.  My.  Sweet sesame snaps baked onto tender chicken thighs…sounds dirty doesn’t it?  Dirty in a good way.

This is my husband’s all-time favorite chicken recipe.  So why have I taken so long to share it with you?  Because, I had taken pictures of this chicken dish awhile ago, but the pictures were, well, less than stellar.  And I wanted them to be perfect, so that you would want to run to the store to buy Sesame Snaps so you can make this chicken tonight!


Sesame Snap Chicken


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Serving Size: 2 thighs



Recipe from Dinner Survival


  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (trimmed of fat)
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Chopped cilantro or parsley (optional)
  • 8 sesame snaps


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Spray a large oven-safe pan with cooking spray. Place chicken thighs in pan and drizzle with soy sauce. Flip with a fork until well coated, then flatten into a single layer.
  3. Sprinkle thighs with ginger powder, garlic powder, and cilantro (if using). Place in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, remove chicken from oven and place a sesame snap on top of each thigh.
  5. Place chicken back in oven and cook an additional 15 minutes (or until thighs are completely cooked through).


If you want to cut back on the calories, cut each sesame snap in half before placing on each chicken thigh.


Of course, this is a kid favorite as well.  So sweet.  So sticky.  And with only 5 ingredients, it’s going to become a regular recipe in your kitchen too.

What are you waiting for?  Go out to the store now and buy yourself some sesame snaps!  I’m warning you, these thighs are addicting…just don’t go to the dentist right after eating them.


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1 Jennifer April 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

your pics are gorgeous, I always have trouble with lighting.I try to get outside because our house is always dark
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2 Jen April 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Thanks Jen! It’s taken a while to perfect my photo taking abilities. You should see the setup at dinnertime, the kids and hubby just laugh 😉


3 Chelsea April 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Tried this recipe tonight Jen. Fantastic so easy and the kids and hubby loved it. Thanks!


4 Jen April 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm

So glad you all enjoyed it! Gotta love an easy and delicious recipe 🙂


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