Tim Ferriss' Crisp-Baked Sesame-Coconut Chicken

Added to Recipes on Fri 11/16/2012

Ingredients

1/2 cup mayonnaise 

1 egg yolk

1 tsp sesame oil

Pinch of mustard powder 

Pinch of salt

Pinch of pepper

1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken

6 tbsp sesame seeds

4 tbsp coconut flakes 


Directions 

Preheat the oven to 450°F.


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, egg yolk, sesame oil, mustard powder, salt, and pepper.


Add the 1 1/2 lb of 1" chicken chunks and toss to coat.


Spread the sesame seeds and coconut flakes on a plate and combine with your fingers. With one hand, lift each piece of the chicken from the mayonnaise mixture and set it on top of the sesame-coconut mixture.


With the other (clean, dry) hand, sprinkle some of the sesame-coconut on top.


Transfer the chicken to the prepared baking sheet as you do so. The pieces don’t have to be completely coated with sesame-coconut to end up heavenly.


Bake until golden brown and cooked through, 20–22 minutes.


Let cool for 1–2 minutes (to allow the crust to firm up a bit), then serve.