A quick note: This simple dish from the 70s isn’t the Asian recipe for sesame chicken (for that, you can get a great recipe here). This recipe is more like a copycat Shake ‘n Bake coated chicken — instead of using the box mix, you dredge the chicken in a homemade shake and bake mixture you can whisk up from common pantry ingredients, including Bisquick, herbs, and sesame seeds.
The inspiration: Bisquick’s sesame-herb chicken recipe from 1979, made with homemade shake and bake
When you’ve got Bisquick on the shelf, you simply don’t need another chicken coating mix. Because chicken coated with Bisquick always turns out just the way America likes it — crisp on the outside, tender on the inside.
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