Walnut Crusted Chicken is a deliciously healthy, crunchy chicken with a cool dipping sauce! Made with chopped walnuts, panko bread crumbs, and fresh rosemary! #walnutcrustedchicken #rosemarychicken www.savoryexperiments.com

Walnut Crusted Chicken

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oven baked chicken, walnut crusted chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 815 kcal
Walnut Crusted Chicken is a crunchy, oven-baked chicken with a zesty yogurt dipping sauce. Perfect for those craving crispy chicken cutlets, but without the fat.


Walnut Crusted Chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts , boneless and skinless
  • 1  3/4 cup walnuts , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs*
  • 1/3 cup fresh rosemary , finely chopped
  • 2 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking Spray

Lemon Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1  1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Dash of black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Cut each breast in half, then place on a cutting board and cover with plastic wrap or wax paper.  Beat with a meat mallet until 1/2 inch uniform thickness.
  3. Arrange three shallow bowls on the counter. In the first bowl, combine walnuts, rosemary and panko. In the second, lightly beaten eggs and the third, flour mixed with fine sea salt and pepper.

  4. Lightly dredge each breast halve in flour, then egg and finally walnut mixture. Pat in walnuts to make sure you get a good, even coat. Place in a single layer in prepared baking dishes. Repeat with all chicken.

  5. Bake chicken for approximately 20 minutes.  For the last 2 minutes, change to a low broil to get a nice brown on top.

  6. While chicken is cooking, whisk together all ingredients for Lemon Yogurt Sauce in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  7. Remove chicken from oven and serve immediately.  Sauce can be served on the side or directly on top of the chicken.
  8. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

You can omit the panko or reduce amount. 

Nutrition Facts
Walnut Crusted Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 815 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 230mg77%
Sodium 1249mg54%
Potassium 1261mg36%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 70g140%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 182mg18%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.