This Pumpkin Seed Crusted Chicken is an easy and great way to make delicious chicken. Crunchy pumpkin seeds are little powerhouses of nutrition and using them instead of breadcrumbs changes a pretty ho-hum dish... into something special — a deliciously moist chicken in a crisp, nutty coating packed with cancer-fighting nutrients.
Chop the pumpkin seeds finely or add to a food processor with salt, parmesan, oregano, and paprika. Transfer to a plate.
Brush or rub roughly 1 tablespoon of oil on each chicken breast. Coat the chicken in the pumpkin seed mixture, pressing to adhere. Place the crusted chicken onto a plate. Repeat for all the chicken breasts.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive in a wide skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken (in batches if needed so as not to crowd the pan), cooking for 5 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked depending on the thickness of chicken.
Transfer the chicken to a plate and serve immediately.
You can also bake this chicken in the oven. Lightly grease a sheet pan and heat it in a preheated 400-degree oven for 10 minutes. Lay the chicken on the heated pan and bake for 10 minutes, flipping the pieces after 7 to 8 minutes. If the chicken breasts are thick, bake for a further 5 minutes or until firm to the touch.