Sesame-crusted chicken with ‘quickled’ slaw

January 19, 2022
Sesame-crusted chicken with 'quickled' slaw

What’s for lunch? Try our Sesame-crusted chicken with ‘quickled’ slaw recipe! With an explosion of flavour, we promise you’ll make this dish again and again.


  • 1 Mediterranean cucumber 400 grams baby carrots, trimmed 1⁄4 small red cabbage
  • 1⁄2 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp sea salt flakes


  • 1  cup Japanese mayonnaise
  • 2  tsp finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tbsp lime juiceSESAME-CRUSTED CHICKEN
  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1⁄4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 1⁄4 cup black sesame seeds
  • 12 chicken tenderloins
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 1 lime, halved
  • Micro herbs, to serve


USING a vegetable peeler, slice cucumber and carrots into long, thin ribbons. Finely shred the cabbage. Combine vegetables with remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Stand for 15 minutes.

LIME MAYONNAISE Combine ingredients in a bowl.


Place flour in a bowl. In a separate bowl, add the eggs and lightly beat. Toss breadcrumbs and sesame seeds in a third bowl.

COAT chicken in flour, dip in egg, then coat in breadcrumb mixture.
HEAT 1 cm oil in a large pan over medium heat. Cook chicken in batches, turning frequently, for 31⁄2 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain onpaper towel.
SERVE chicken with slaw and the lime mayonnaise.

TIP: Chicken tenders are cuts from the underneath chicken breast. Turn a boneless chicken breast over, find the thin membrane that runs along the flap of chicken and cut it away from the breast. Alternatively, you can just cut a whole chicken breast into long slices,

HANDS-ON TIME 25 min |  TOTAL TIME 25 min | SERVES 4


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