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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.
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- 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
- 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray baking pan with pam.
- 2Place 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.
- 3Combine breading ingredients. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
- 4Take chicken breasts, one at a time and dip both sides in breading, then place in pan.
- 5Liberally spray top of chicken with pam, until they are golden in color. (This helps them brown without having to add butter or oil.).
- 6Bake for 30-35 minutes or until done. Baking time will depend on the size of the chicken breasts.
- 7When 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.
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Nutritional Facts for Healthy Walnut Chicken
Serving Size: 1 (200 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 357.5
- Calories from Fat 148
- Total Fat 16.4 g
- Saturated Fat 2.1 g
- Cholesterol 77.1 mg
- Sodium 326.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
- Sugars 2.6 g
- Protein 31.6 g