Chicken tenders like you’ve never had them before

Quinoa. Kale. You know, the food associated with “healthy eating” and all of those diet fads? I bet you didn’t know you could eat this though: HEMP.

That’s right. I’m not talking about the weed. I’m not talking about the rope. I’m talking about hemp seeds.

It turns out that hemp is ridiculously good for you. It’s packed with protein. It has all kinds of good fat. It’s low in carbs. And they’re tasty! What more can you ask for?

To transform your food into a healthier version of itself, just add hemp!

It’s a great substitute for flour, and you can add it to other dishes and smoothies just as you would for other ingredients, like protein powder. It’s totally natural and totally good for you.

You can even add them into the pancake mix for these pancakes right here! I can’t guarantee that the hemp will make your pancakes look like the Beatles, though.

Seriously though, hemp is definitely something to consider adding to your kitchen. It can even liven up something as simple as chicken tenders, brought to you by Ali at Gimme Some Oven. Check out her recipe below for a healthy and yummy alternative to your favorite childhood snack!

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HEMP-CRUSTED CHICKEN TENDERS

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds or almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/4-inch thick strips
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • cooking spray (or a dab of olive oil)

Instructions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together hemp, ground almonds, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne until evenly combined.

Set up your dipping stations in this order: (1) chicken strips (2) whisked eggs (3) hemp breading (4) parchment-lined baking sheet. Dip each chicken strip in the eggs until they are completely covered, then give them a little shake to let any extra egg drip off. Add the chicken strip to the hemp mixture, and gently toss until the chicken strip is completely covered. Remove and transfer the chicken strip to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Give the chicken strips a good shot of cooking spray so that they are all lightly covered. Then bake for about 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through, until the chicken is cooked and no longer pink inside and the breading is golden.

Remove and serve warm with your desired dipping sauce.

 

 

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