Walnut-Crusted Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, walnuts add richness to this light breading. The coating keeps the chicken moist. A seasonal green salad goes well with this. Recipe is from Martha Stewart.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine bread, walnuts, and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Process until fine bread crumbs form.
  4. Transfer to a shallow bowl.
  5. In another shallow bowl, beat egg white, letting excess drip off, and then into crumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  6. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  7. Dip each breast into egg white, letting excess drip off, and then into crumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  8. In large nonstick ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  9. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, 1-3 minutes.
  10. Carefully turn chicken over and put skillet in oven.
  11. Bake until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 8-12 minutes.
  12. Serve chicken with lemon slices and a salad.
Most Helpful

This chicken was moist and easy to make. I didn't dry out my bread but it still worked. I also transfered mine to a cookie sheet and it took about 15 minutes in the oven. Will definetaly be making again.

kelseyos July 14, 2011

I was doing this recipe and saw that I didn't have walnuts. So I used pecans instead. I used white bread. I ended the cooking in the bbq on the pan. Cause it was too hot to cook in the oven. Thanks Lainey. Made for Gimme 5 tag game

Boomette July 01, 2009

The whole wheat bread AND the nuts really did a nice number on the chicken ~ OUTSTANDING ~ & now I'm looking forward to serving this for company! Loved the ease of preparation, too! Thanks for sharing the recipe ~ It's certainly a keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders tag]

Sydney Mike June 16, 2009