by Stacey Garcia


These tempting chicken breasts are moist, tender and perfectly flavored with sesame oil and agave nectar. Broiling is a worthy cooking option, especially when the weather doesn’t encourage outdoor grilling.?Serve this delicious chicken dish with quinoa for a complete healthy meal!


Broiled Chicken Breasts with Sesame and Agave?

Serves 4


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 tablespoon Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, or more to taste

1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

4 bone-in chicken breast halves with skin

Sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

(Ingredient option: use tamari soy sauce instead of Bragg’s Aminos if you do not require a gluten-free version.)


Heat broiler to high.

Place chicken breasts, skin side down, in glass baking dish. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, agave nectar, tamari and sesame oil. Place a spoonful of sauce on each piece of chicken.

Broil 20 minutes about 8 to 10 inches away from the heat source, checking periodically to make sure chicken is not burning.

Turn chicken over. Sprinkle with a little more salt and pepper. Top each chicken breast with remaining sauce. Broil another 20 minutes, watching carefully and basting as needed so chicken skin does not burn*.

Sprinkle chicken with sesame seeds and continue to broil another minute or two, watching carefully.

*If chicken skin gets too dark and begins to burn, simply turn off broiler and turn oven on to 450?F. Bake chicken until done, sprinkling sesame seeds on for the last 5 minutes of cooking.


Per Serving (109g-wt.): 240 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 27g protein, 2g total carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 75mg cholesterol, 550mg sodium