Chicken with Fennel and Linseed Crust Recipe

This simple Chicken with Fennel & Linseed Crust recipe makes for an oven-cooked chicken that has a crispy outside and a moist inside. Enjoy with green leaves and fried courgettes.

Prep time: 10 Mins
Cook time: 45 Mins
Effort: Easy


  • 4 Chicken thighs (skinless)
  • 4 tbsp linseed
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 egg
  • Seasoning


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sprinkle the linseed and fennel on a flat plate, season well.
  3. Crack and beat the egg into a bowl.
  4. Coat each chicken thigh in the egg and then roll over the linseed/fennel mix.
  5. Transfer to an ovenproof dish.
  6. When all the chicken have been coated, place in the oven for about 45 minutes. The outside will be crispy, and the centre should be cooked through.
  7. Serve with green leaves and fried courgettes.

About this recipe

This Chicken with Fennel & Linseed Crust recipe is courtesy of Rosalia (Ros) Barresi, a Complementary Therapist & Nutritionist based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. She is the author of This Wellbeing Thing: Recipes for Wellbeing & More which is available to buy on and Blackwells.

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