Walnut Crusted Chicken with Thyme Roasted Carrots and Goat Cheese

Rolled around in the nutty breading, then pan-fried before a quick finish in the oven, the result is a casual weeknight chicken recipe that's moist, flavorful, and ready to be served with a green salad and roasted carrots for dinner.

Walnut Crusted Chicken

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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 slices  whole wheat bread, stale
  • 1/3 cp walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons  Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 large  egg white
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless (6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon  grapeseed oil
  • 2 lemon slices, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425° F. In a food processor, combine bread, walnuts, and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Process until fine breadcrumbs form and transfer to a shallow bowl.
  • In another shallow bowl, beat egg white until frothy. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dip each breast into egg white, letting excess drip off, and then into crumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
  • In a large nonstick ovenproof skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, 1 to 3 minutes. Carefully turn chicken over and put skillet in oven. Bake until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve chicken with lemon slices.
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