Hemp-Crusted Baked Chicken Tenders

These hemp-crusted baked chicken tenders are simple to make.


4 – 6

Ready In:

30 minutes



Good For:

Lunch or Dinner


About this Recipe

By: Gimme Some Oven

These tenders are crispy, flavorful and naturally gluten-free.



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

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat oven to 400° F.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Set up your dipping stations in this order: (1) chicken strips (2) whisked eggs (3) hemp breading (4) parchment-lined baking sheet.

Step 5

Dip each chicken strip in the eggs until they are completely covered, then give them a little shake to let any extra eff drip off.

Step 6

Add the chicken strip to the hemp mixture, and gently toss until the chicken strip is completely covered.

Step 7

Remove and transfer the chicken strip to the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Step 8

Give the chicken strips a good shot of cooking spray so that they are all lightly covered.

Step 9

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.

Step 10

Remove and serve warm with your desired dipping sauce.

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