Crunchy Walnut Coated Chicken Strips

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As much fun to make as they are to eat, pair with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups corn flake cereal

  • 1 cup California walnut pieces

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 egg

  • 1 ¼ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts OR chicken tender strips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

  3. Put cereal and walnuts into a zip-top plastic bag. Press air out of bag and zip closed.

  4. Using a rolling pin or heavy food can, press and roll over ingredients in the bag until cereal is finely crushed and walnuts are in pieces as small as grains of rice. Add garlic powder, salt and pepper to bag. Shake to mix.

  5. Crack egg into medium-size bowl. Beat with a fork until yolk and white are mixed together.

  6. If using chicken breasts, place chicken on cutting board. Cut into 1/2-inch wide strips across the short direction of each piece of chicken. Add sliced chicken (or tenders) to the egg and stir. Immediately wash hands, knife and cutting board with warm soapy water.

  7. With a fork, remove chicken pieces letting extra egg drip off. Put chicken into bag with walnut mixture.

  8. Close bag. Gently shake bag back and forth, and press walnuts onto chicken. Pour chicken onto prepared pan and use a fork to separate pieces so they aren't touching each other. Wash hands again if you touched the chicken.

  9. Bake 10 minutes until crumbs are golden brown and chicken is cooked through. To check if chicken is done, remove one piece and cut in half. It should be white all the way through, not pink.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

410 Calories
24g Fat
14g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 410
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 405mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.