Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
I made this last night for guests and everyone loved it. I didn't include the marinating time, but it's best to let the chicken marinate all day in the buttermilk. I buy the walnuts already finely diced, but if you are going to chop them yourself, they need to be very fine but not ground. Inspired by PaulaG's Buttermilk Pecan Chicken.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup finely diced walnuts
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- butter flavored Pam cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray baking pan with pam.
- Place chicken in large ziplock bag and pour buttermilk in bag. Squish bag a bit to make sure chicken is evenly covered by the buttermilk. Place in fridge to marinate for several hours.
- Combine breading ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
- Take chicken breasts, one at a time and dip both sides in breading, then place in pan.
- Liberally spray top of chicken with pam, until they are golden in color. (This helps them brown without having to add butter or oil.).
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done. Baking time will depend on the size of the chicken breasts.
- When serving, to help the bottom breading stay on the chicken, use a spatula and a table knife. Carefully slide the spatula under the chicken, then use the knife to push the chicken off the spatula. That will help the breading stay in place rather than sticking to the pan or to the spatula.
This turned out good. I let it marinate for about four hours. I used a low fat butter milk. Hubby and I really enjoyed the taste of it. The kids were not crazy about the breading, but my kids are quite picky. Hubby really loves pecans and asked if I could try the same thing with them....don't see why not. Paired this with Healthy Mashed Potatoes for a healthy meal. I will make this again. LOL...only after rating this did I read the intro about the pecan chicken inspiration...funny!
It was probably error on my part, but this just didn't turn out in. I think there was way to much flour. I ended up scraping off the breading and just eating the chicken. I marinated the chicken for over 8 hours. The flavoring from the buttermilk was good, but I wasn't a huge fan of the breading. Now after say that...mine didn't look anything like the picture you have posted. So I'm going to go on a limb and say it was my fault it didn't turn out good. :) Thanks for the recipe.
Great taste, easy to make. The walnuts are different and give it a good texture that we really liked!