Try Baked Sesame Chicken with American Pink Catawba

This Baked Sesame Chicken is spicy and filled with flavors. Tassel Ridge American Pink Catawba, a semi-sweet rosé with tropical fruit aromas and green apple and citrus on the palate, is the perfect wine pairing!

Tassel Ridge® Baked Sesame Chicken


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cups panko crumbs
  • canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • ½ tsp sweet chili sauce
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¾ cup soy sauce
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ cup carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snap peas
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge in panko until evenly coated. Place on baking sheet. Drizzle lightly with canola oil. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°). Meanwhile, combine sesame oil, garlic, ginger, chili sauce, and pepper flakes in saucepan. Stir over medium heat for a few seconds. Quickly add stock, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, and sugar. Stir until mixture comes to a boil. Whisk cornstarch and water together in small bowl. Add to stock mixture, stirring until thickened. Set aside. Heat canola oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add carrots. Sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add snap peas, broccoli florets, and bell pepper. Sauté for about 2 minutes. Add chicken and sauce. Mix until chicken and vegetables are coated well with sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serves 6–8.

  2. Serving Suggestion—Serve with rice.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge American Pink Catawba or Iowa Brianna

Tassel Ridge American Pink Catawba is a refreshing, semi-sweet, fruity rosé with pineapple and other tropical fruit aromas and green apple and citrus flavors on the palate.  Made entirely from Catawba grapes, American Pink Catawba pairs well with spicy dishes and cold picnic foods like fried chicken. And, it’s a great sipping wine. Serve chilled.

Iowa Brianna is a sweet white wine with apricot, peach, kiwi, and star-fruit on the nose and pear, apple, and apricot on the palate. The acidity is perfectly balanced with the level of sweetness for a clean, lingering finish. Iowa Brianna pairs well with soft ripened cheese, salads that contain fruit, and aromatic spicy dishes like Thai or Indian cuisine. Serve chilled. Store at 55°F.