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This PCOS-friendly dinner recipe uses chicken thighs and a savory-spiced hemp seed crust all baked in the oven for a healthy, satisfying and delicious meal.

Hemp Seed Crusted Chicken Thighs

  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 4 1x



For the Hemp Seed Crust: 

  • 1/4 cup Hemp Seeds 
  • 3/4 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika (optional) 
  • 1/8 tsp Salt


For the Chicken: 

  • 4 large Chicken Thighs (bone-in, skin-on)
  • Salt and Black Pepper (to taste) 
  • 4 tsp Dijon Mustard 


For the Hemp Seed Crust: 

  1. In a shallow bowl (or on a plate) combine the hemp seed and spices. 

For the Chicken: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (205ºC) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. Trim the chicken thighs of any excess skin or fat and pat dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Smear the Dijon mustard equally over top of the skin-side of the chicken. Press the mustard-coated side of the chicken into the hemp seed mixture (ensure the top and sides are well coated with the mixture) then place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining chicken thighs. (Discard any excess hemp seed mixture or use a spoon to press additional hemp seed crust onto the tops of the chicken.)
  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the chicken thighs are cooked through and the hemp seed crust is just browned. Serve with roasted or steamed vegetables, salad, rice, quinoa or mashed sweet potato and enjoy! 

Keywords: chicken, dinner, chicken thighs, crusted chicken, baked chicken, hemp seeds