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Flax Seed Crusted Chicken Tenders Over Veggies

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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 3
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I eat flax seeds with chia and sesame seeds almost every day because they’re good for me. So, I thought I could use them as breading for chicken strips. In the end, I decided to use only flax seeds, both whole and crushed, and some sesame seeds. I loved the result, but when you try it, I suggest being careful not to use high heat when frying the chicken, because the seeds tends to break and jump everywhere and you could burn yourself. Be careful, and in only a few minutes, you’ll get to enjoy a delicious dish with a unique texture.
by Morena Cuadra
Updated Jan 24, 2017
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  • 5 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed powder (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 chicken breast, boneless and skinless, chopped into 1/2” strips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Carrots cut into strips, steamed
  • Steamed asparagus
  • Balsamic reduction


  • 1
    Mix the flax seeds and sesame seeds on a dish. Set aside.
  • 2
    Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper. Cover them with the flax seeds and sesame seeds by pressing the chicken against the seeds.
  • 3
    Heat up the oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the chicken strips make sure the seeds don’t fall off. If the heat is too high, the seeds will break like popcorn and you can burn yourself.
  • 4
    Turn the strips over so they get brown on both sides. Since flax seeds are dark, the chicken strips will be golden brown.
  • 5
    Remove the chicken from the pan and place it over paper towels.
  • 6
    Steam the carrot strips.
  • 7
    Cook the steamed asparagus.
  • 8
    Serve the chicken strips over the steamed carrots and asparagus and sprinkle with some drops of balsamic reduction.
  • 9
    If you want, you can serve it with rice and avocado.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Serve with Hoisin sauce mixed with mayo.
  • tip 2
    You can also serve it with honey mustard.
  • tip 3
    Instead of steamed vegetables, sauté them with garlic and ginger.
  • tip 4
    Use chia instead of sesame seeds.

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