a serving of prepared chicken, coated in sesame seeds and surrounded by shredded cabbage

A Sweet and Savory Combo

The combination of fresh garlic and ginger has been a healthful, flavorful addition to Thai and Indian cuisine for centuries, and adds an Asian note to this simple preparation of low fat chicken breast. The ginger and garlic flavors add a level of spice and sweet/savory notes, and the entire dish makes for a beneficial chicken soup alternative; both garlic and ginger are uncommon answers to warding off and alleviating the common cold.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 4 (4 oz.) servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 (4 oz.) chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce


  1. Follow the prep technique next to each ingredient.
  2. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Prepare pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Marinate chicken with all the ingredients except the sesame seeds for at least 2 hours prior to cooking. Place on a prepared sheet pan, sprinkle the sesame seeds and bake for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 184.12
Fat: 5.71 g
Saturated Fat: 1.51 g
Cholesterol: 75.00 mg
Sodium: 112.94 mg
Carbohydrates: 2.96 g
Fiber: 0.36 g
Sugars: 1.70 g
Protein: 29.30 g
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