“Nutkins Special Tahini Chicken”

Nutkins sells homemade Tahini, which can be used as a dip, or to make your own hummus, baba ganoush or halva. We managed to get the official Nutkins recipe for Tahini Chicken; the sesame seeds give the chicken a really nutty, rich and smokey flavor that is perfect for adding to a wrap or sandwich, or even served with nuggets with a nice cool tzatziki or sour cream dip.


1 lb boneless chicken (thighs recommended) cut to thin strips

1/3 cup tahini paste

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp sea salt


– In a mixing bowl, whisk together tahini, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, chili powder and sea salt.

– Add the chicken and mix well.

– Cover and marinate in fridge 2-8 hours.

– Preheat grill or grill pan to medium heat and spray with olive oil.

– Place chicken pieces on grill and cook 7-8 minutes each side or until fully cooked through

– Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, or add to salads, sandwiches or wraps.

Words by Ruba Ali
Photo by Nutkins