Walnut Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken | The Gingered Whisk: Walnut Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Walnut Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken

After the Daring Cook's Challenge where we used nuts to make a savory meal, I decided I definitely wanted to explore this concept some more. I found this recipe at Cooking Light, which is fantastic because not only is this meal delicious but healthy! I also made a yummy homemade Honey Mustard dipping sauce (my husbands favorite!) This turned out great. It had a nice crunchy coating and was very moist and flavorful! Neither my husband or I could decide if we liked it better with or without the sauce, it was great both ways. Which way do you like best?

Walnut Rosemary Oven Fried Chicken

  • 1/4  cup  low-fat buttermilk
  • 2  tablespoons  Dijon mustard
  • 4  (6-ounce) chicken cutlets
  • 1/3  cup  panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1/3  cup  finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2  tablespoons  grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3/4  teaspoon  minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4  teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • Rosemary leaves (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Combine buttermilk and mustard in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Add chicken to buttermilk mixture, turning to coat.
3. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add panko to pan; cook 3 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently. Combine panko, nuts, and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a shallow dish. Remove chicken from buttermilk mixture; discard buttermilk mixture. Dredge chicken in panko mixture.
4. Arrange a wire rack on a large baking sheet; coat rack with cooking spray. Arrange chicken on rack; coat chicken with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 13 minutes or until chicken is done. Garnish with rosemary leaves, if desired.

Honey Mustard
5 Tablespoons Honey
3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar

Mix, and enjoy!


  1. That coating on the chicken would be amazing. I love this idea Thanks!

  2. It is amazing! I ate every single crumb on my plate! :) Hope you enjoy it!!


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