Ground Flax Seed Coated Chicken

Ground Flax Seed Coated ChickenIt seems like they are adding flax seed to everything these days. Store bought crackers, oatmeal, and granola are all marketed as “containing flax seed.” That’s because flax seed is good for you. Very, very good for you. It is high in fiber, lignans, and omega-3 fatty acids. It can lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes. It relieves digestive issues and constipation. The problem is that the human body has a hard time digesting whole flax seeds, so you get much more benefit out of ground flax seed. You can use ground flax seed as a fiber supplement in recipes, oatmeal, or in drinks. When I am using as a coating, as in this recipe, I like Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal from Bob’s Red Mill. If you act now, Vitacost has 2lb bags for $2.99 while supplies last. That is a ridiculously low price. Use this link for $10 off your first purchase!

Ground Flax Seed Coated Chicken

  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken breast (for this recipe, I used thinly sliced chicken breast)
  • 1/2 c. Bob’s Red Mill Ground Flaxseed Meal
  • 1 tbsp coarse ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt (can also be found at Vitacost for a good price)
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 350. Spray cookie sheet with olive oil. I use the Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer because I’m not a big fan of propellant in my food (read the ingredient list on your cooking spray – ick!).
Mix the dry ingredients together. Dredge chicken in beaten egg, then in dry mixture. Place on cookie sheet and place in oven for 30 minutes for thinly sliced breasts or pounded breasts, about 45 minutes for regular.

I have been having the leftovers on a salad for lunch. It’s a great, quick way to eat healthy at work.



  • WebMD: The Benefits of Flax Seed
  • Mayo Clinic: Does ground flaxseed have more health benefits than whole flaxseed?


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9 thoughts on “Ground Flax Seed Coated Chicken

  1. Danielle

    I have been eating flax seed but didnt realize it was THAT good for you!! I also eat it “whole” and never thought of grinding it up!

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  3. Cheryl Smith

    Hi, Lisa! This sounds absolutely wonderful. I am a big fan of flax, also, and I try to take at least 3 Tbsp. per day in some form or another!! I have never tried using it as a coating like this…what a great idea! Thanks for the heads-up on the sale and discount at Bob’s Red Mill. I have used his brand many times. I appreciate you stopping by my blog. It was so nice to meet you!

    1. Lisa Post author

      Thanks for the comment, Cheryl. I hope you like the recipe. We use flax as a fiber supplement, too. The Bob’s Red Mill brand is a little heavier and has a better consistency for cooking and baking. We use the normal finely ground for the dietary supplement.

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