Crispy Baked Chicken

Healthy Living, Recipes


Try this healthy alternative to fried chicken. This easy recipe pairs the health benefits of walnuts with lean chicken. This is a crunchy comfort food packed with immune-boosting nutrients.

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital


  • 8 chicken breast boneless and skinless (3 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup flour seasoned with pepper
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground walnut pieces


Preheat oven to 350°. Coat chicken with flour and then dip each breast in buttermilk. Coat each chicken breast with walnuts.

Heat non-stick pan on medium and spray it with vegetable oil. Place chicken in pan and cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes regulating the heat to avoid burning walnut crust.

Transfer chicken to oven to bake thoroughly, approximately 20 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast registers 165°. Remove from pan when cooked. Slice each chicken breast diagonally into 4 pieces. Serve hot.

Yield: 8 servings

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 oz Chicken

Calories: 226

Sodium: 71mg

Fat: 11g

Carbohydrates: 8g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Fiber: 2g

Cholesterol: 50mg

Protein: 23g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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