Hemp Heart and Chia Crusted Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Italian favorite chicken parmesan gets a nutritious makeover! Pair these crunchy superfood-rich chicken tenders with spaghetti for a satisfying dinner (make it a completely gluten-free meal by using gluten-free spaghetti).


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk eggs with 1 tbsp water.
  2. Mix together hemp hearts, chia seeds and salt.
  3. Dip chicken tenders in cornstarch, then egg, then hemp hearts mixture to coat.
  4. Place on foil or parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cheese; bake, turning once, for 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp and cooked through.
  5. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti according to package directions. Heat pasta sauce and toss gently with spaghetti; sprinkle with basil. Serve with chicken tenders.

Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 590 calories, 20 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 120 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 39 g protein

A Pasta Fits original recipe.

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