Hemp Crusted Chicken Breast

Hemp seed recipes got an upgrade with this baked chicken crusted in a blend of hemp hearts, almond flour, and spices.  It is crispy and flavorful, the perfect protein to please the entire family.

hemp seed recipes

Hemp Seed Recipes

Have you tried hemp seeds before?  If not you should definitely give it a try. These little seeds are packed with a ton of plant based protein, they provide omega 3’s and omega 6’s, and also include a lot of fiber and other minerals.  They have more protein and more omegas than both chia and flax seeds, while also containing less carbs.  See more on that here.  I love adding hemp seeds into my recipes for an extra nutrient kick.  They have a subtle nutty flavor so they are perfect for chicken like this, but you can’t really taste them so I will sprinkle them in yogurt bowls and green smoothies as well.

This meal is great for a weeknight dinner and you could definitely cut up your chicken and serve it as chicken nuggets which could be perfect for the picky young ones! Serve it with a great kale salad, or even some sweet potato fries!  You can also check out all of my side dish for more inspiration.

And if you are looking for a similar recipe that is great for a busy weeknight, I have almond flour chicken tenders in my 30 Minute Dinners recipe ebook!

I hope you enjoy this one as much as we do 🙂

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Let’s Make Some Hemp Crusted Chicken!

Here are the tips and tricks I wanted to mention so you can have the perfect hemp seed recipe the first time:

First of all, you might be wondering – where the heck do I get hemp seeds?  I actually buy hemp hearts (which is just the seed with the shell removed, also referred to as hulled) from Manitoba Harvest.  They are a great company and I trust their quality.  You can find them on Amazon! The outer layer of hemp seeds is really crunchy and makes them harder to eat, so hemp hearts are easier to digest and make the nutrients more bioavailable.

If you don’t have an egg you may be able to run the chicken under water and coat it after that.  It won’t stick as well so I recommend sticking with the egg if you can, but it is an option if you need it.

I have only tried this recipe with almond flour, but you could probably do it with coconut flour as well.

The broiling at the end will help it get really crispy – but watch it carefully when you do this because broiling can go from crisp to burnt pretty quickly!

In addition to the ingredients listed below, you will need:

What other hemp seed recipes would you like to see??
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hemp crusted chicken

Hemp Crusted Chicken Breast

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

Hemp seed recipes got an upgrade with this baked chicken crusted in a blend of hemp hearts, almond flour, and spices.  It is crispy and flavorful, the perfect protein to please the entire family.


  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In one mixing bowl, whisk your egg.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine your hemp hearts, almond flour, and salt.  Stir well.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray with avocado oil.
  5. Dip each chicken breast first in the egg, then in the flour mixture, then place on the cookie sheet.
  6. Spray each breast with additional avocado oil (this will help it crisp up!)
  7. Cook for 25 minutes.  Option to flip halfway through.  Then broil for five minutes until breading starts to turn golden brown.


Extra spices are optional, you don’t need them!  They just add flavor.  You can also use different spices if you like others better.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast

If you try this hemp crusted chicken please leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!


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  1. Jere Cassidy

    We keep hemp hearts for snacking. Your recipe came out super tasty, it was easy to make and I loved that it was baked.

  2. I use hemp hearts all the time but I’ve never used them as a crust before. This came out so tasty and with the perfect crunchy texture!

  3. Wow this was an incredible dinner recipe, thank you SO much! Never used hemp seed before this but WOW was this delish!

  4. This chicken was scrumptious! We love hemp seeds, so adding them to the crunchy coating made perfect sense.

  5. I just wanted to thank you for this great chicken recipe.
    My husband and I both loved it – it will be going in my dinner rotation for sure!
    Very flavourful even without the spices .
    This is the first time I have used hemp hearts – I also found a salmon recipe to use them in.
    So thanks also for the new ingredient!

    • Comments like these make my day, thank you so much for trying I am glad you love it! If you’d be willing to leave it a 5 star review I’d be so grateful 🙂

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