Peanut-Crusted Chicken Breasts


Posted: January 19

Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Flavorless chicken should have no place in your kitchen! Peanut-Crusted Chicken Breasts are the opposite of bland—they are full of savory, peanut-y flavor. You’re in for a special treat with this hearty recipe that you can pair with your favorite sides! Peanut-Crusted Chicken Breasts take crunchy to a new and nutty dimension!


Ingredients

• 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the baking sheet • 3/4 cup unsalted peanuts • 3 slices white sandwich bread, torn into small pieces • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more to taste • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper, to taste • 2 eggs, large • 4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a baking tray with foil and brush lightly with olive oil, then set it aside.

Step 3

Using a food processor, pulse the peanuts and bread together until it is coarsely ground.

Step 4

Transfer the processed mixture to a wide-rimmed mixing bowl.

Step 5

Mix in the olive oil, about 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.

Step 6

Using a large mixing bowl, whisk in the eggs, and season generously with salt and pepper.

Step 7

Add the chicken breast halves to the egg mixture, turning to coat each of the sides.

Step 8

Doing one at a time, dredge the chicken halves in the peanut breading, lightly pressing it onto the chicken.

Step 9

Transfer the breaded chicken to the prepared baking tray.

Step 10

Bake the breaded chicken until it is lightly browned and golden, about 15 minutes.

Step 11

Check the internal temperature of the chicken to make sure the internal temperature is 165 degrees F.

Step 12

Serve!


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