Pine Nut Chicken

Here’s a super simple and nutty chicken dish. Our Pine Nut Chicken recipe is filled with Mediterranean flavors and pairs beautifully with couscous.

Pine Nut Chicken
Serves 4
The combination of corn meal and pine nuts lends an extra boost of flavor to this dish.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
307 calories
22 g
73 g
10 g
31 g
2 g
143 g
286 g
2 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
143g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307
Calories from Fat 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 73mg
24%
Sodium 286mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 22g
7%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
10%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup pine nuts
  2. cooking spray
  3. 4 slices white bread torn into pieces
  4. 3 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  5. 2 tablespoons Italian parsley chopped
  6. 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  7. 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  8. 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  9. coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  10. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  11. 1.5 tablespoons water
  12. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Toast the pine nuts in a small saucepan over medium heat until golden and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. In a food processor, combine the bread, toasted pine nuts, cornmeal, parsley, garlic, sage, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Process to fine crumbs.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the mustard and water. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  5. Roll chicken in bread mixture and press to coat evenly.
  6. Arrange chicken in the prepared pan. Bake until coating is crisp and browned, about 30 minutes. If the bottom side of the chicken is not getting crispy, flip and bake or broil for a few minutes to get it extra crispy.
Notes
  1. Per serving: 360 calories; 32 grams protein; 11 grams total fat; 3 grams fiber; 2 grams saturated fat; 19 grams carbohydrates; 68 mgs cholesterol; 284 mgs sodium; 8 WW watcher points // nutrition is based on a 6 oz boneless chicken breast
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calories
307
fat
10g
protein
31g
carbs
22g
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