Baked Turmeric and Sesame Chicken

January 30, 2024

01 / 30 / 2024
sesame chicken

Baked Turmeric and Sesame Chicken

Yield: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1⁄4 cup toasted white SESAME SEEDS, whole
  • 1⁄4 cup toasted white SESAME SEEDS, ground with a pinch of salt
  • 1⁄2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • Pinch Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp TURMERIC
  • 3 lbs Free range deboned chicken thighs
  • 3 Tbsp COCONUT OIL
  • 1 1⁄2 cup Low sodium chicken stock – heated
  • 1⁄2 cup PUMPKIN puree mixed with
  • 1 Tbsp Grainy Dijon mustard


    1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊F.
    2. Prepare a large baking dish by coating in coconut oil. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium high flame.
    3. Meanwhile, on a plate with a lip on it, combine sesame seeds, flour, salt, turmeric and cayenne pepper. Reserve 3 Tbsp flour for step 5. Roll each chicken thigh thoroughly in sesame seed mixture, pressing seeds into chicken.
    4. Place in hot skillet and brown all chicken evenly. When brown, transfer chicken to prepared baking dish.
    5. Return to the pan and add coconut oil and 3 tablespoons flour. Make a roux and when thickened add stock, grainy Dijon mustard, pumpkin and honey. Whisk together and allow to heat through.
    6. Pour sauce over chicken and cover the dish with parchment. Bake for 25 minutes, remove parchment and continue baking for another 10 minutes.

Tosca Reno

Author, columnist, motivational speaker, reality TV star, radio personality, consultant, mother and wife, Tosca Reno has been inspiring millions with the Eat Clean™️ Diet series and sharing the success she's had with weight loss and Clean Eating.


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