Walnut-Crusted Chicken Breasts

May  5, 2014
6 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts add richness to this light breading; the coating keeps the chicken moist. For longer shelf life, store nuts in the freezer. —pretty

What You'll Need
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, stale
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 large egg white
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 2 lemon slices, for serving
  • Green salad, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. In a food processor, combine bread, walnuts, and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Process until fine breadcrumbs form and transfer to a shallow bowl.
  2. In another shallow bowl, beat egg white until frothy. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dip each breast into egg white, letting excess drip off, and then into crumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  3. In a large nonstick ovenproof skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, 1 to 3 minutes. Carefully turn chicken over and put skillet in oven. Bake until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 8 to 12 minutes.
  4. Serve chicken with lemon slices and green salad.

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7 Reviews

Giovanni D. March 18, 2020
It was easy and very good. I will definitely make it again.
smarrell February 3, 2015
Why doesn't this site Martha Stewart Body + Soul magazine as the source? The recipe is exactly the same as, right down to the serving suggestions. Even the second picture by pretty is taken directly from
sexyLAMBCHOPx February 3, 2015
wow, it is verbatim and not adapted at all.
smarrell February 3, 2015
I think my favorite part of someone stealing this recipe and posting it as their own is they also commented on it as if they weren't the contributor!
eva H. November 23, 2014
This recipe was so tasty. The only change I made was butterflying the chicken breast, it cooked perfectly!
sexyLAMBCHOPx May 5, 2014
looks great and light!
pretty May 5, 2014
looks yummy, combination of chicken with walnuts is too good.