Crispy Hemp Seed Crusted Chicken Strips (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

These Crispy Chicken Strips are the perfect summer meal! They’re crispy, they’re crunchy, easy to make a perfect crowd pleaser.

I love using hemp seeds because they have so many nutritional benefits!


Hemp Seeds are high fiber, protein and omega 3 and 6 fatty acids! They are actually one of the few plant-based sources of all essential fatty acids. I really like cooking with them and NO… eating hemp won’t get you high, and you won’t test positive for THC on a drug test. Hemp hearts do not contain THC and it’s not the same thing as marijuana.

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That being said, these crispy hemp seed chicken strips are a great fried chicken option. Nut and dairy free and beautifully golden, this recipe kid approved!

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Crispy Chicken Strips (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

keto chicken strips

Golden, crispy, keto hemp seed chicken strips! Nut and dairy free recipe!

  • Author: Cristina


2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

½ cup coconut flour

1 teaspoon fine salt

½ teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon dried parsley

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 large eggs, whisked

½ cup Manitoba Harvest Seeds

Coconut oil, for frying


Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.

Lay your chicken breasts flat on a cutting board. Place on hand firmly over the breast and use a sharp knife to cut into the chicken horizontally, making two thin cutlets. Repeat with the second breast.
Mix the coconut flour and seasonings on a plate.
Whisk the eggs in a medium, shallow bowl.
Pour your Manitoba Harvest seeds on to a second plate.
Add oil to the skillet so it is ½ inch in depth.
Piece by piece, dust the cutlets in the coconut flour mix, dredge in the egg then cover in Manitoba Harvest seeds. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
Add to the hot oil, without crowding the skillet. Fry the breaded cutlets for 5 minutes a side.
Remove and set on a paper lines plate.
Serve in butter lettuce leaves with your favorite aioli and avocado! Enjoy!

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20 Replies to “Crispy Hemp Seed Crusted Chicken Strips (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)”

  1. Wow!!! Now that’s a serious protein-packed meal! I would have never thought to use hemp seeds that way, such a cool and yummy idea!

  2. Yum! These are fantastic! Easy to make, quick to cook – Kids loved them too. I followed recipe exactly but next time will Use 1/4 coconut flour as i ended up Having lots of coating i had to toss. I served over butter lettuce and topped with primal kitchen’s ranch dessinG – so good!

  3. I really enjoyed these. Super creative use of hemp seeds! The flavours worked really well together.
    I used chicken thighs instead of breast. Super juicy and tender!

  4. You got my attention with the Hemp seeds, a biggie in my kitchen but you brought it all home when you added turmeric. About the only thing I would change is that I like to cook with avocado oil, but I will be sharing these at the kitchen table very soon. With a handful of grandchildren, nieces and nephews This will be a hit. Thanks for sharing

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