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pine nut and parmesan-crusted chicken

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Just mention pine nuts and I'm there! Add Parmesan and Panko--wow! This recipe comes from a cookbook I have, called America's Test Kitchen.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pine nut and parmesan-crusted chicken

  • 1/3 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/3 c
    pine nuts, toasted and chopped
  • 1/3 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    chopped fresh basil
  • 4
    (6 oz.) chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, trimmed

How To Make pine nut and parmesan-crusted chicken

  • 1
    In a small bowl, combine Panko, pine nuts, Parmesan, garlic, oil, salt and pepper.
  • 2
    Combine mayonnaise and basil in second bowl.
  • 3
    Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and transfer to a 13x9" baking dish. Spread mayo mixture evenly over top of chicken breasts. Sprinkle the Panko mixture over mayo, pressing lightly to adhere.
  • 4
    Bake uncovered in a preheated 450-degree oven on an upper-middle rack until crumbs are golden brown and chicken is tender, about 25-30 minutes.