Nutty About You Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe: A Healthy Valentine's Day Dinner by 30Seconds Food

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Nutty About You Crispy Baked Chicken Recipe: A Healthy Valentine's Day Dinner

This easy baked nut-crusted chicken breast recipe is simple to make and has an impressive crunch factor. It's a fun way to show the love on Valentine's Day. Tell someone you are nuts about them in a delicious way with this crispy nut-covered chicken!

The healthy nuts are pulsed in the food processor or blender until finely chopped. They serve as the coating on the chicken breasts before they are baked until golden and crispy. Lemon, thyme and Dijon mustard also add flavor to the juicy chicken. It's a delicious and texturally pleasing bite of chicken.

Try different nut combinations instead of almonds and pecans like walnuts, macadamia nuts and cashews, or use just one nut. It's your call. Serve this easy baked chicken recipe with a fresh vegetable and crisp salad with a homemade salad dressing. Don't forget the candles to set the mood!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup flour

Here's how to make it:

  1. Pulse the nuts in a food processor or blender until finely chopped. 
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the nuts and panko to the pan and cook about 10 minutes, stirring often, until golden brown. Stir in the lemon zest and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. 
  3. Put the eggs and mustard into a bowl and beat well. Put the flour into another bowl. 
  4. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the flour, then into the egg then into the nut mixture, pressing so it adheres. Put the chicken on a baking sheet or into a baking dish. 
  5. Bake the chicken in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 25 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. 

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Baking Sheets $9& Up
Baking Dishes $9 & Up
Food Processors $20 & Up
Blenders $20 & Up
Almonds $3 & Up
Pecans $4 & Up
Dijon Mustard $2 & Up
Panko $3 & Up
Flour $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Oh so yummy! Nuts add nutrition, too. So fun!
How cool is that.

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