Recipes and Cooking Sesame-Crusted Roast Chicken 3.7 (20) 5 Reviews Sear a whole chicken in cast iron and you'll have one juicy, crispy bird. New potatoes absorb the tasty drippings as it roasts. By Recipe by Chadwick Boyd Published on December 7, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ⅓ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari sauce 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper 1 3.5-4 pound whole chicken ¼ teaspoon salt 1 pound small new yellow or red potatoes, scrubbed and halved (quartered if large) ⅓ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth (optional) 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped parsley Directions Preheat oven to 425°F. In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. of sesame oil, sesame seeds, ginger, garlic, and black pepper; set aside. Pat chicken dry; season with salt. Fold legs up over breast. Tie legs together with 100% cotton kitchen string. Twist wing tips under back. Heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining sesame oil to skillet; heat 30 seconds. Place chicken breast side down in the skillet; sear 3 minutes or until golden and crusty. Turn chicken over and sear 3 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat. Scatter potatoes around chicken. Pour the soy sauce mixture over chicken and potatoes. Roast 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the thighs registers 175°F, stirring potatoes and spooning the skillet drippings over chicken once or twice during cooking. If sauce evaporates during roasting, add broth. Remove skillet from oven. Cover chicken; let rest 5 minutes. Sprinkle potatoes with parsley before serving. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 503 Calories 32g Fat 15g Carbs 36g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 503 % Daily Value * Total Fat 32g 41% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 134mg 45% Sodium 652mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 15g 5% Total Sugars 3g Protein 36g Vitamin C 11.5mg 58% Calcium 36mg 3% Iron 2.2mg 12% Potassium 614mg 13% Folate, total 24.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.7mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.