Walnut-Crusted Chicken

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  • Nutritional Interest: Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, High Protein < 20g, KETO/ Low-Carb > 10g, Low Sugar > 5g, Paleo, The 30 Clean Approved
Walnut-Crusted Chicken
Tender, juicy chicken breasts coated in crunchy herbed walnuts. YUM! This recipe is quick, easy and is sure to be a family pleaser!

Did you know... Walnuts are not only delicious; they also pack a nutritional punch! They are high in protein, vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids, trace minerals, lecithin and oils.

Pairs well with creamy kale caesar.
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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted walnuts chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 egg egg white only - whisked

How to Make:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° and place the rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. Rinse and pat the chicken dry.
  3. Chop the walnuts with a mini-chopper {or small food processor} until they are fine - like breadcrumbs. Mix the walnuts, herbs, salt and pepper and spread it onto a plate, place the egg on an adjacent plate.
  4. Dip the chicken in the egg and then in the walnut mixture, pressing lightly to coat.
  5. Place chicken onto an oven-safe baking rack set over a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. The best way to make sure it is done is to use an instant-read thermometer. It should read 165° when inserted into the thickest part.


Making the Creamy Kale Caesar also? Use the egg white for this recipe, and the yolk for the caesar dressing!

Nutrition Facts
Walnut-Crusted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 607mg 25%
Potassium 159mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 40g 80%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 2%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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