Preparation Time 25 min
Cooking Time 35 min
Persons 2


Place the chicken in a bowl, rub with mustard and olive oil, season with salt and pepper, add cognac and cover for a couple of hours to marinate. Alternatively, you can prepare it from the previous day and put it in the refrigerator.


Put olive oil into a non-stick skillet and heat lightly. Sprinkle chicken fillets with sesame seeds and fry at low heat until cooked well and golden brown. Because sesame seeds tend to burn easily, cook chicken at low heat otherwise inside of fillets will be undercooked. During frying, baste chicken fillets with olive oil and cognac from the marinade. Add a little salt so the sesame seeds do not jump out of the pan. Alternatively, we can bake the chicken fillets in the oven at a low temperature. Turkey fillets can also be used instead of chicken.

Serve with lettuce salad or Mani orange fruit salad and olive oil or seasonal fruit

Nutritional value:

Chicken meat is an important source of high biological value protein, iron, phosphorus and magnesium and contains B-complex vitamins, such as B12. Chicken is a healthier alternative to red meat. According to the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid, up to 4 servings of chicken can be consumed per week. Compared to other types of meat, chicken is the better option as it has the lowest content in total and saturated fat. Sesame is rich in methionine, calcium and phosphorus. Sesame also contains B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, selenium, polyunsaturated fatty acids, no cholesterol, and natural antioxidants such as lignans.


  • 2 small chicken fillets
  • 1 teacup of high quality extra virgin olive oil from Messinia
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • ½ teacup of cognac
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 teacup of sesame seeds