pepita paprika chicken

Yeah I know it’s a mouthful to say, it’s also a great mouthful to eat!

It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s delicious.. The 3 things I love in a meal.

So here’s how to make it:

2 chicken breasts cut into strips

1/2 cup pepitas

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

2-3 teaspoons smoked paprika (this could be changed to any spice you like)

salt/pepper to taste

2 eggs

oil for shallow frying


  1. Combine pepitas and coconut and blend until breadcrumb consistency
  2. Mix paprika, salt and pepper into the pepita and coconut mix
  3. Whisk eggs into a shallow bowl for coating the chicken
  4. Coat the chicken in the egg, then in the pepita and coconut mix
  5. Place into a fry pan for shallow frying with your oil (about 7-10 minutes each side depending on chicken strip size) or could be oven baked
  6. Serve with a nice big salad, or even have the strips cold for a snack