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Falafel-Crusted Chicken with Tahini Sauce


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Falafel-Crusted Chicken with Tahini Sauce

There's nothing better than a juicy piece of chicken, especially with some serious crunch from the skin! This recipe is so easy to prepare and has some major flavor impact from the homemade dried falafel mix and it is gluten free.


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 30-40 min
  • Ready Time : 35 min


4-6 People


Tahini Sauce

  • 1/2 cup tahini paste
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold water


1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. Rub the foil with olive oil.

2. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Dip the chicken in the dried falafel mix and place on the baking sheet.

4. Cook the chicken for 15 minutes then flip and cook for 15-20 more minutes, until the tops of the chicken drumsticks are brown and crunchy.

5. Prepare the tahini: mix together the tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Slowly whisk in the water until combine. For a thinner sauce, add more water.


Get the homemade falafel mix recipe here.


About Melinda Strauss


Melinda Strauss is the Director of Special Events for the Kosher Media Network. Melinda is a self-taught cook, food blogger, and mother of two young children from Woodmere, New York. She loves to be adventurous and daring in the kitchen and hopes to inspire her readers by adding fresh twists to simple recipes and bravely using unusual ingredients in an accessible way. You can visit Melinda on her blog Kitchen-Tested to see illustrated, step-by-step recipes and stories.




6 Responses to Falafel-Crusted Chicken with Tahini Sauce

  1. Whoa Mel this looks SOOOOO good – I can not wait to try it.

  2. avatar says: EstiK

    This looks lovely! And it’s not fried!!! Do you think this could work with chicken cutlets? If you cut chicken fingers into little nuggets and serve them in a pita with Israeli salad and all the fixings I bet it could be a really healthful and yummy supper!

  3. avatar says: miriam

    looks great, but there was no recipe for the homemade dry falafel mix…

  4. Is there a recipe for the homemade felafel mix??

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