Nutty Chicken Cutlets

I have been breading food with nuts since I found out my husband had celiac.  Sometimes, I mix them with corn meal, sometimes with corn flake crumbs, sometimes with GF bread crumbs, sometimes with chips, or whatever, I can turn into crumbs.  With a little seasoning, I have a tasty coating.

I did not pound the cutlets down but left them plump.  We like them that way.  For this recipe, I thought it would work and it did.  Certainly, if you prefer thin cutlets, pound away.

Rachel's recipe called for frying these in a shallow pan.  I opted out and baked them in the oven.  We just don't need the extra fat in our diet.

Nutty Chicken Cutlets   (adapted from Rachel Ray)


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 
Salt and pepper
About 1/2 cup  almond crumbs
1 cup regular, whole wheat or gluten-free panko
1 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon parsley
Flour, for dredging
2 eggs, beaten
spray oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.

Combine the ground nuts, panko, thyme, and parsley in a shallow dish. 

Arrange two more dishes with the flour and eggs.

Coat the chicken in the flour; shake off the excess, then coat in the egg and let the excess drain off. Coat evenly and fully in the breadcrumb mixture. 

Spray with olive oil lightly

Place chicken on a parchment covered cookie sheet or baking pan.

 Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Eat and enjoy.

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  1. What a lovely way to cook with chicken. I like how you've baked these, rather than fried, always the better option. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

  2. I like the extra flavor nutty breading gives. SInce pounding chicken flat is one of my least favorite kitchen tasks, I'd skip it too!

  3. These sound great! Thanks so much for sharing it on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned it :)


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