Nut Crusted Baked Chicken Recipe

This Nut Crusted Baked Chicken is simply to die for!

This was actually my mom’s recipe. She taught me to make this about #@*# years back and I could never come up with something that was better than her recipe. So instead of reinventing the wheel, I swallowed my teenage pride and paid attention to how she made it.

A single breast of Clean Eating Nut Crusted Baked Chicken sitting on a square, white plate and a dark brown, bamboo placemat.

Glad I did too! Nut crusted chicken is an all time favorite around my house. Every time I make it, everyone is happy at the dinner table, including mom! You just can’t go wrong when you replace bread crumbs with freshly ground nuts. The flavor is fabulous!

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Clean Eating Nut Crusted Baked Chicken

Nut Crusted Baked Chicken Recipe

This might just be the best chicken recipe you’ve ever tried!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 279kcal


  • 1 ½ lb. chicken breasts (3 breasts)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • ½ cup pecans
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. marjoram
  • 1 tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Add all ingredients (except chicken and egg whites) to the food processor.
  • Blend together until you have a nice crumbly mixture (will be slightly wet).
  • Set up your assembly line so that everything is on it’s own plate. Put chicken on one plate, egg whites on another, and the mixture on yet another so you can grab your chicken, roll it in egg whites, then in the mixture, and put it right on the parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 F. until the chicken reaches 165 F. on a meat thermometer (on average, about 30-40 minutes).


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.5breast | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 601mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Hi Tiffany! I’ve been snooping your blog for the past month, and I’ve made this chicken twice already and it is amazing. What a wonderful resource you’re providing! I’m on day 3 of clean eating and I even survived watching my husband eat some fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies last night without stabbing him. HAHA! I’ve been very healthy in the past but have let everything slide the last year and a half or so. This is the boost I needed. Thanks so much for all the wonderful recipes and resources!


    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Andi – My pleasure! And if it gets really bad, I do have a recipe for clean, chocolate chip cookies here. I mean if it’s between cookies and stabbing him, I suggest the cookies every time. LOL!

  2. carol singh says:

    Would this work with chicken tenders? thinking would almost be like chicken strips then.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Carol – Absolutely!

  3. Hi, I want to try this, but I don’t like cheese. Can I skip the cheese?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Samantha – You can try it. It certainly adds flavor and little bit of “glue” to stick to the chicken, but it could work without it too.

  4. For the nuts are they raw, roasted or roasted and salted?
    Thank you for this great idea

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jayme – Raw is best otherwise they might over cook if they are already roasted. I’ll add that to the recipe. Hope you enjoy it!