These Crispy Sesame Ginger Chicken Tacos are the best tacos that I have eaten! My kids LOVE these crunchy taco shells filled with crispy BAKED chicken and then, drizzled with a sesame ginger sauce.
Needless to say, that there were NO LEFTOVERS, lol. And, for a mom who is baking crispy chicken instead of frying the chicken in oil that is wonderful! 🙂
This chicken below is another one of those that I have breaded and baked in the oven. I am hooked on this crispy baked chicken that tastes like fried chicken.
What are the best fillings for tacos?
The regular toppings are cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, pico de gallo and sour cream.
How do I make oven crunchy tacos?
The shells are corn tortillas that I have baked in the oven. I rolled up a couple pieces of aluminum foil and laid the corn tortillas over the foil, sprayed them with oil and baked until brown.
The corn tortillas come out really crunchy. In the past, I had fried my corn tortillas in a skillet with a little oil, but baking them in the oven is much healthier and I love the taste a lot better too.
What is in ginger sesame chicken?
- chicken breasts
- corn flakes
- milk or orange juice – usually a mixture of egg and milk is what you dip the chicken breasts into before the breading, however, I replaced my milk with orange juice. It may sound strange, but it delicious.
- olive oil or sesame oil
- soy sauce
- orange juice
- apple cider vinegar
- garlic powder
- red pepper flakes
- brown sugar or molasses
- sesame seeds- optional topping
- corn tortillas
- lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese, avocados, sour cream and salsa (all are optional)
Another great idea is to squeeze lime juice over the tacos. I didn’t add this in the recipe, but it gives the tacos a fresh flavor.
What are tacos made of?
A taco consists of a tortilla or a shell and a meat filling. Usually, vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes and onions are added on top of the meat. Then, cheese, salsa, sour cream and guacamole are added on top.
In the pic below I had also cooked some sweet potato fries for another meal, but you will not need these, unless you would like some on the side of your tacos.
How do you crush cornflakes?
There are a couple different ways to crush cornflakes. You can add them to a Zip-loc bag and use a rolling pin or you can use a food processor.
I have a Ninja and it works really good for pulverizing my corn flakes, because I want the cornflakes to be crushed really fine. So, I fill up my Ninja and turn it on. It does all the work for me.
Here are some cornflake questions:
Do I have to buy name brand cornflakes? No, any brand of cornflakes will work for this recipe.
Can I use cornflakes instead of breadcrumbs? Yes, you can replace breadcrumbs with cornflakes in a recipe like this one.
How do you crush cornflakes? As I addressed before, there are a couple different ways to crush the cornflakes.
Can you substitute Panko for cornflakes? Yes, you can substitute Panko for cornflakes in this recipe.
How do you get breading to stick to the chicken?
The wet mixture that you dip the chicken into allows the breading to stick. If your breading falls off just dip again into the wet mixture then the dry again. Also, I love to double dip my chicken for a crunchier crust! Especially, the cornflake crusted chicken is soooo good double dipped!
How do I make ginger sesame chicken in the oven? (scroll down for full printable version of this recipe)
- Preheat your oven to 475 degrees
- Crush up your cornflakes and set aside
- In a small bowl mix egg and milk/orange juice
- Take chicken breasts and cut up into small popcorn size pieces
- Then, dip chicken pieces into egg mixture and cornflake mixture
- Place chicken pieces on a baking sheet line with parchment paper
- Bake until internal chicken is 165 degrees
- While chicken is baking make the sticky ginger sesame sauce in a medium size sauce pan: olive oil/sesame oil, soy sauce, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, ginger, red pepper flakes, brown sugar/molasses and honey. Bring to a boil and boil for 5-8 minutes until mixture thickens.
- To cook the corn tortillas, roll up the aluminum foil (2 corn tortillas will fit on 1 roll), lay the corn tortillas over the foil, spray with oil and bake until brown. How long to cook depends on how brown that you want the tortillas.
- Once chicken is done drizzle the chicken with the sticky ginger sesame sauce
- For serving place the chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, onions in the corn tortillas. Drizzle ginger sesame sauce over the chicken tacos. Then, sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!
- 2 lbs chicken
- 2 1/2 cups of crushed corn flakes
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk or 1/2 cup of orange juice
- 12 corn tortillas or hard shell tacos
Sesame Ginger Sauce
- 3 Tbsp olive oil or sesame oil
- 2/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 tbsp molasses or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees
- Roll up aluminum foil, place corn tortillas over foil, spray with oil and bake until brown. Each roll of aluminum foil will hold 2 corn tortillas.
- Line a sheet pan with a sheet of parchment paper
- Cut up chicken breasts in popcorn size pieces
- Pulverize cornflakes and pour into a bowl
- In another bowl add an egg and milk or orange juice. Usually, milk is the normal dipping mixture, but I replaced the milk with orange juice and it was really good.
- Take the chicken pieces and dip into the wet mixture then into the dry mixture
- Place breaded chicken on the parchment paper at least 1 inch apart
- Bake until internal temperature is 165 degrees, approximately 10-12 minutes
- While the chicken is cooking make the sticky ginger sesame sauce
- Place a medium size sauce pan over medium-high heat and add: olive oil or sesame oil, soy sauce, orange juice, garlic powder, ginger, red pepper flakes, brown sugar or molasses and honey. Bring to a boil and boil for 5-8 minutes until sauce thickens.
- Once chicken is done add it to the tacos, add toppings and drizzle the ginger sesame sauce over the tacos. Then, sprinkle sesame seeds over the top (optional)
Do I have to bake my ginger sesame chicken in the oven?
No, there are a couple different ways to cook this chicken:
- Bake in the oven
2. Deep fry in oil
3. Air fry in an air fryer
Here is this same chicken that I added to a bowl of rice and also baked some sweet potato fries. Then, I drizzled the ginger sesame sauce over the top. You could also add the chicken to a fresh salad.
I believe that the best part of this meal is the sticky ginger sesame sauce. It is so good on the chicken, but even better on the sweet potato fries! My kids loved this meal!
I have made this recipe twice this week alone, lol, but that is ok, because the chicken is baked and not fried. Plus, the sweet potato fries are also baked and not fried. So, that a winner, winner, chicken dinner for me!
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What can I serve with tacos?
- Chips and salsa
- Mexican Corn
- Mexican Rice
- Refried Beans
- Sweet Corn Cake
- Mexican Black Beans
- Pico De Gallo
- Cilantro Rice
This is the Ginger sesame chicken that I made into tacos! I didn’t have any lettuce that day, so I added kale. I COULD NOT BELIEVE how good these tacos were with the kale, LOLOLOL. It really surprised me! Plus, I added a little extra of this ginger sesame sauce, it was so good that I wished I had some right now! LOL. Crispy Sesame Ginger Chicken Tacos
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