Tahini Chicken

I am always searching for new and exciting ways to prepare chicken. This recipe features tahini paste which is made from ground sesame seeds. For added flavor I used bone-in chicken breasts instead of boneless chicken breasts. To make this dish a complete meal serve it with your favorite salad or roasted vegetable.

Makes 2 servings


  • Two 5 oz. chicken breasts, bone-in with skin
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 3 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp. Tahini paste
  • 1 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil
  3. Coat each chicken breast with 1 tsp. olive oil
  4. Salt and pepper top and bottom of chicken breast
  5. Bake chicken at 350 degrees for approximately 30-35 minutes
  6. While chicken is baking, prepare tahini sauce and chick peas
  7. Combine tahini paste and peanut butter in a small glass bowl. Heat in microwave for 10-20 seconds. Mix ingredients together until well combined.
  8. Prepare chickpeas. Dry chickpeas on a paper towel.
  9. In a small mixing bowl, mix together chickpeas and 1 tsp. olive oil.
  10. Heat chickpeas on the stove top using in a small skillet. Heat on medium until crispy (approximately 5-8 minutes). Remove from heat.
  11. Take chicken out of oven. Allow chicken to cool slightly, carefully remove skin from chicken.
  12. Top chicken with Tahini sauce, crispy garbanzo beans, and sesame seeds.

Interested in more chicken recipes? Check out this Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore recipe!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 372
  • carbohydrates: 10g
  • fat: 23g
  • fiber: 5g
  • protein: 33g
  • sugars: 1g

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