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These Crispy Sesame Chicken Strips are gluten-free, paleo, and low carb and are the perfect healthy chicken tender recipe with a crispy crust and tender, perfectly cooked chicken! Serve them with ketchup, or my favorite, marinara sauce, and enjoy for an easy weeknight dinner or perfect meal prep lunch.

Crispy Sesame Chicken Tenders with dipping sauce

Sesame Chicken Strips

Growing up I loved these crispy sesame chicken tenders from a local take-out place in New York called Zorns. We have finally created a sesame chicken strip recipe that lives up the favorite chicken I grew up loving! They are crispy, packed with nutrients from flax, nuts, and sesame seeds, and are SO good!

Serve this chicken with: 

Healthy sesame chicken strips

Healthy fried sesame chicken strips

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Crispy Sesame Chicken Strips (Paleo & Low Carb)

5 from 3 votes
Servings 2 -4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


For Sesame Chicken:

  • 1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts cut into strips or bite size pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp water
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flax meal
  • 4 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil for frying I like avocado oil for high heat cooking


  • In a medium mixing bowl combine almond flour, ground flax meal, sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon salt, and ground black pepper.
  • In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together egg and water.
  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Dip sliced chicken breasts into the egg, then dredge in flour mixture. Repeat until all chicken is coated.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil for 2-3 minutes until hot.
  • Place chicken in the skillet, in batches, and let fry for 3-4 minutes on each side depending on how thick your chicken is. Cook until chicken is crispy and golden-brown, but juicy in the center. Place on towel to drain excess oil.
  • Serve chicken immediately with dipping sauce, or cool and pack separately for meal prep.


Serving: 4gCalories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 7.8gProtein: 34gFat: 21.5gSaturated Fat: 1.3gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 674mgFiber: 4.3g
Author: Lexi

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  1. 5 stars
    These are SO GOOD!! I made them as little nuggets and used toasted sesame seeds because it’s what I had.
    They’re addicting little bites!!

  2. Looks like you said these could be baked instead of fried. Could you tell me at what degree and for how long. Thank you!

  3. This chicken strips is so amazing what makes it special is it is very crispy and kids do like this. Thanks for this amazing recipe

  4. 5 stars
    I’m thinking these and some honey ginger type dip is going to be what my dinner dreams are made of…!

  5. Chicken fingers will ALWAYS be my favorite. But I like your “grown up” version! I need to try these ASAP!