Oven-Baked Hemp Seed-Encrusted Chicken

Amy Clevenger

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

How far have you gone with hemp seeds? A sprinkle in your smoothie? A swirl in your oatmeal? Get hip to a new use for these tiny treasures of pure plant nutrition, far beyond the usual quick breakfast boost. Next time baked chicken’s on the menu, bypass boring breadcrumbs and average oats for your coating. Instead, shake up a mixture of shelled hemp seeds, herbs and spices for a crispy crunch with tons of texture and added omega goodness. Fake frying has never been healthier!

Baked Chicken with Hemp Seed Coating

Oven-Baked Hemp Seed-Encrusted Chicken

Makes 4 servings


½ cup hemp seeds
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
4 chicken breasts (boneless/skinless)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine all ingredients except chicken breasts.
  3. Dip chicken breasts in mixture to coat, rolling to cover all sides.
  4. Arrange coated chicken breasts on baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include Fantastically-Fit.com and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutheran University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.