Sesame Crusted Chicken

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Gently pound chicken breasts until 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Whisk together egg whites and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a shallow dish until whites are loosened but not foamy.
  3. Put sesame seeds in another shallow dish.
  4. Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt.
  5. Dip chicken, 1 piece at a time, in egg whites, letting excess drip off, then dredge in sesame seeds.
  6. Transfer to a wax-paper-lined tray.
  7. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.
  8. Reduce heat to moderate and cook 3 pieces of chicken, turning over once with tongs, until coating is golden and chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  9. Remove any browned sesame seeds from skillet, then cook remaining chicken.

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