Fitness & Nutrition

A Healthy Alternative to Fried Chicken

By on 03/22/2018

Next time you’re craving fried chicken, try this healthy alternative. With only four ingredients, this crispy baked chicken recipe is coated in crunchy walnuts and packed with immune-boosting nutrients.


  • chicken breast boneless and skinless (3 oz each)
  • 1/2 cup flour seasoned with pepper
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground walnut pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Coat chicken with flour and then dip each breast in buttermilk. Coat each chicken breast with walnuts.
  • Heat non-stick pan on medium and spray it with vegetable oil. Place chicken in pan and cook on each side for 2 to 3 minutes regulating the heat to avoid burning walnut crust.
  • Transfer chicken to oven to bake thoroughly, approximately 20 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast registers 165°. Remove from pan when cooked. Slice each chicken breast diagonally into 4 pieces. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Serving size: 3 oz chicken
Serves 8

Calories: 226
Fat: 11g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Sodium: 71mg
Carbohydrates: 8g
Fiber: 2g
Protein: 23g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 6, 2017

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