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Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs

Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs can be a healthy food option, depending on the ingredients and portion size. Here are some factors to consider:

  • Chicken thighs are a good source of protein, but they are higher in fat than other parts of the chicken. However, the recipe includes healthy fats from olive oil and sesame oil, which can help balance out the fat content.

  • The sauce is made with honey and soy sauce, which are high in sugar and sodium, respectively. To make the dish healthier, you can use less of these ingredients or use low-sodium soy sauce and a natural sweetener like maple syrup instead of honey.

  • Lemon zest and juice add flavor and vitamin C to the dish.

  • Sesame seeds are a good source of healthy fats, fiber, and minerals.

Overall, if you use high-quality ingredients and practice portion control, Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs can be a healthy and flavorful addition to your diet.

Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs

Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs

Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs Cooking Time

  • Ready In:30mins

         Serves: 4


  • 4 chicken thighs – boneless and skinless
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sesame oil, honey, soy sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish or oven-proof skillet.
  5. Pour the sesame lemon sauce over the chicken thighs, making sure they are coated evenly.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy and browned.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and sprinkle sesame seeds over the top of each thigh.
  8. Serve the Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs with your favorite side dish and enjoy!

Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs is a delicious, savory dish that is sure to please. It’s made with chicken thighs marinated in a mixture of sesame oil and lemon juice, then pan-fried until crispy and golden brown. The flavor combination of sesame and lemon creates a zesty and bright dish that can be served as an entree or appetizer. Sesame seeds provide an added crunch to the dish, while the lemon adds a hint of tartness. This simple yet flavorful meal is perfect for any night of the week! Serve Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs along with steamed vegetables or rice.

 Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs are a great way to elevate any weeknight dinner. The bright flavors of sesame and lemon, combined with the tenderness of the chicken thighs, make this dish an easy favorite. Get creative with your Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs by adding in different herbs or spices for additional flavor. Sautéed onions or peppers add a nice crunchy texture to the dish as well! Whatever you choose, Sesame Lemon Chicken Thighs is sure to be a hit. Enjoy!

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