Healthy Baked Chicken Recipe with Flax Seeds

This is one of those rare recipes that are easy, delicious, quick, and healthy. I know! I’ve been obsessed with protein-rich flax seeds lately, which I typically put in my oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothies in the morning. I got to thinking about how to incorporate it into my dinners and came up with this simple breaded, baked chicken breast. I used a mixture of bread crumbs and ground flax seeds so it wouldn’t be too heavy, and the result was just perfect, and somewhat akin to pecan-crusted chicken in texture.

Flax Seed Chicken ~ KatherineMartinelli.com

The chicken is baked with no additional oil, so it’s really about as lean and protein-packed as you can get. I also find that flax seeds are incredible filling, so I ate less. Which left more chicken leftover to eat in salads – it’s great cold! You could also use chicken tenders and serve these to kids as a healthier rendition of chicken fingers.

Flax Seed Chicken ~ KatherineMartinelli.com

5.0 from 5 reviews

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This baked flax seed chicken is super healthy and can be on the table in about 30 minutes. It’s great warm or cold, with rice, potatoes, or on a salad. Use chicken tenders to make it kid friendly!
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Recipe Type: Entree
Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients
  • ¾ cups bread crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2½ pounds (1.3 kilos) chicken breast
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Put the bread crumbs and flax seeds in a shallow bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Dip each chicken breast in egg, then in the bread crumb mixture, coating thoroughly. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the chicken breasts.
  5. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve with lemon wedges (also great cold!).

Notes
Kosher meat

On another note, I’m headed home to New York for the summer so will be sporadic at best when it comes to communicating over the next few days. Thanks so much for stopping by!


24 Comments

  1. Nice and light chicken.. I love it! :)

  2. I’ve come to love the flavour of flax seeds and I think they’d be an added bonus on chicken like this!

  3. I love flax seeds! I might even try making homemade crackers with them. This looks delicious and my kids might even eat it!

  4. Fabulous idea Katherine! I am always looking for new ways to incorporate flax into my diet!

  5. You’ve convinced me to pick up that jar of flax seeds I’ve been eyeing – this looks great!

  6. This looks very yummy and always trying to think of new and creative ways to cook chicken. Thanks for the great idea r.e the flax seed!

  7. Hmm–intriguing! I’ve been meaning to get my hands on some flax seeds, but didn’t quite know what to do with them–until now. I could definitely go for a crunchy flaxseed crust!

  8. This one looks so good I had to pin it :-)

  9. This looks awesome and super-healthy–exactly what I need to eat for dinner!

  10. Welcome back to the US for the summer! You’ll have to post and tell us what dishes you’ve been craving that you can’t get in Israel, and that you plan to get your fill of this while you’re here. I haven’t done much cooking with flax seed. Nice use of it here, though. Easy, healthy, delicious – what more does one want? Thanks for this.

  11. I can’t believe it was only about five years ago a g-friend gave me a packet of flaxseeds and I just looked at it! One lives and learns :) ! This sounds great for those who ‘used to’ love chicken schnitzel!!

  12. I have tried many kinds of coating for the chicken, but never though of using flax seeds….this is just terrific!

  13. This is power food! I never would have thought of this, but then again that’s why I follow you :)

  14. Love it. And yes, hot or cold! :)

  15. This is the perfect dish for me and my husband who are on a diet program. Looks light and delicious!

  16. Such an easy and tasty chicken dish! Nothing wrong with the flax seeds! I love them!

  17. A wonderful chicken creation my friend :D
    Lovely!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  18. Looks delicious! Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

  19. Awesome. I’ve been looking for another use for my flax seed and never thought to use them as a breading. I’m totally going to try this next time I want to bread some chicken!

  20. Terrific, Katherine! Your chicken looks and sounds delicious, and the fact that it’s healthy makes it even better.

  21. what a great recipe!!! I must give this a try!

  22. Alicia

    Just made this for dinner tonight, and it tastes so great. quick and easy. Thanks :)

  23. Great recipe! Check out http://eatseed.com for your seeds. They seem to be the best I’ve found. Thanks for the recipe!

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