Hazelnut Chicken with Orange Thyme Cream

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Malriah

Elegant and romantic dinner for two. From Shelter Harbor Inn - Westerly, RI.

Top Review by Lorac

Excellant! Sauteed nut encrusted boneless chicken breast with an enchanting and delectable cream sauce flavored with orange, thyme and Frangelico. I followed the well written directions, and made no changes except for having to substitute macadamia nuts. I breaded the chicken 2 hours prior which made cooking the dish easy and quick. This would be the perfect main course for a dinner party or special occasion. I will treasure this recipe>

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove peel and white pith from orange.
  2. Cut between membranes with small sharp knife to release orange segments.
  3. Using flat mallet or rolling pin, pound chicken between 2 sheets of waxed paper to thickness of 1/2 inch.
  4. Combine hazelnuts, bread crumbs and 1/4 teaspoon thyme on large plate.
  5. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess.
  6. Dip into egg, then into hazelnut mixture, shaking off excess.
  7. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  8. Add chicken and cook until golden brown and springy to touch, about 3 minutes per side.
  9. Transfer to plates.
  10. Tent with foil to keep warm.
  11. Stir cream, orange juice, liqueur and 1/8 teaspoon thyme into skillet and bring to boil.
  12. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to 2/3 cup.
  13. Season with salt and pepper.
  14. Add orange sections.
  15. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve.

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