Sesame Chicken Toasts

  • 20MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 22KCAL

A twist on a takeaway classic, we've used chicken to keep it cheaper. Baking them instead of deep frying means you save a lot of calories and points.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories22
  • Carbs2.2g
  • Protein2.2g
  • Fat0.5g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars0.5g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Do you ever browse a takeaway menu, see your favourite appetiser and wish you could make a calorie friendly version at home? Pinch of Nom presents these delicious Sesame Chicken Toasts! 

Ready in 35 minutes or less, including cooking time, they can be on the table faster than waiting for a takeaway delivery too. A twist on a Chinese classic, we’ve used chicken to keep it cheaper, but you can use prawns if you’d prefer. 

Baking them instead of deep frying means you save a lot of calories and points. We have calculated the calories per toast, as they are great as a snack or as part of a buffet. Why not impress your family and friends and serve 4 toasts per person, as an appetiser on “fakeaway night”?

What diets are these Sesame Chicken Toasts suitable for? 

These Sesame Chicken Toasts are suitable for dairy free diets.

They can also be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions: 

  • Dark soy sauce
  • White bread

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Sesame Chicken Toasts recipe?

  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sesame Chicken Toasts recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sesame Chicken Toasts recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Sesame Chicken Toasts recipe if you’re on WW Purple. 

Please note to count the WW points if you have more than one serving.  You need to count 1 point per 2 portions of this Sesame Chicken Toasts recipe for all WW plans.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Sesame Chicken Toasts?

You’ll need a blender or food processor for this recipe as it does require some blitzing of ingredients!

You can find tins of water chestnuts in most supermarkets

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How many calories are in this Sesame Chicken Toasts recipe?

There are 22 calories per toast in these Sesame Chicken Toasts, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Sesame Chicken Toasts are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

 

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200ºC

Step 2

Roughly dice the chicken breast and place in a food processor along with the water chestnuts, spring onions, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and egg white. Blitz for 10 seconds, scrape down and blitz again. You want a smooth, thick paste.

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Step 3

Spray the slices of bread and both sides with the low calorie cooking spray. It is not essential to remove the crusts from the bread, but you can if you want.

Step 4

Spread the chicken paste equally over the 3 slices of bread, then sprinkle over the sesame seeds.

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Step 5

Cut each slice into 8 squares.

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Step 6

Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with low calorie cooking spray. Spray the tops of the toasts, then pop in the oven. Cook for 12-15 minutes, until golden and crisp.

Step 7

Serve with soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce to dip.

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What could I serve with these Sesame Chicken Toasts?

Serve as an appetiser or a side dish as part of a fakeaway meal with any of the following dishes:

How do you know when these Sesame Chicken Toasts are cooked?

The toasts should be cooked until golden and crisp. This takes around 12-15 minutes.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Sesame Chicken Toasts in the fridge?

These toasts taste best when eaten within 4 hours.

If you have any leftovers, allow them to cool and make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftover Sesame Chicken Toasts in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Sesame Chicken Toasts?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Allow to cool thoroughly before freezing and freeze as soon as it’s cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Sesame Chicken Toasts?

From chilled: Pop in the oven on a moderate heat for 10 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Defrost thoroughly and then as above.

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Sesame Chicken Toasts

A twist on a takeaway classic, we've used chicken to keep it cheaper. Baking them instead of deep frying means you save a lot of calories and points.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 22
  • Carbs 2.2G
  • WW Points:
  • 0 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 medium chicken breast
  • 2 spring onions sliced
  • 1/2 tin water chestnuts
  • 1 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ginger grated
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 slices white bread medium sliced
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • soy sauce to serve

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC
  2. Roughly dice the chicken breast and place in a food processor along with the water chestnuts, spring onions, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and egg white. Blitz for 10 seconds, scrape down and blitz again. You want a smooth, thick paste.
  3. Spray the slices of bread and both sides with the low calorie cooking spray. It is not essential to remove the crusts from the bread, but you can if you want.
  4. Spread the chicken paste equally over the 3 slices of bread, then sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
  5. Cut each slice into 8 fingers.
  6. Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with low calorie cooking spray. Spray the tops of the toasts, then pop in the oven. Cook for 12- 15 minutes, until golden and crisp.
  7. Serve with soy sauce and sweet chilli sauce to dip.

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HayleySunday 18th April 2021

Hi. Please can you clarify the amount of water chestnuts to be used. I can only find them in a small 225g tin. I can’t be sure whether that is the same size tin as you are referring to. Many thanks.

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    HollyMonday 19th April 2021

    Hey Hayley, so it’s a 225g which isn’t a drained weight so once drained it’s half of what is in the can this can be anywhere between 75g – 120g depending on the brand. Hope that helps!

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      HayleySunday 25th April 2021

      Yes thank you

HayleySunday 18th April 2021

Hi. I don’t have a blender, do you think would work well with chicken mince if I chopped the other ingredients very finely?

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    HollyMonday 19th April 2021

    Hey Hayley, yes it should work okay with chicken mince like you have said just make sure to chop the other ingredients very finely. Hope that helps!

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Lindsay BrockwellTuesday 13th April 2021

Now they do look yummy. I’ll be giving them ago for sure. Could this recipe be done with prawns too.

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    HollyWednesday 21st April 2021

    Hey Lindsay, thanks so much for getting in touch, we haven’t tried this recipe using prawns but it should work okay just be sure to use raw prawns. Hope that helps!

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