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gluten free walnut crusted chicken

Gluten Free Walnut Crusted Chicken

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


For the Chicken

  • 4 medium boneless skinless chicken breast or 2 huge ones cut in half lengthwise
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ cup dry white wine white wine vinegar, or chicken broth plus 2 tbsp of white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

For the Crust

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

For the Glaze

  • 3 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • cup honey


  • place the chicken, olive oil, mustard, white wine or vinegar, garlic, and thyme in a large zip bag make sure the chicken is well coated
  • refrigerate for at least four hours (no more than 24)
  • preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • combine the walnuts, oats, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender and blend until the walnuts are a small dice
  • place this mixture in a large flat container such as a deep plate or a baking pan
  • dip the marinated chicken in the walnut mix, make sure all sides are well coated
  • heat an oven safe skillet over medium heat, drizzle with olive oil
  • add the coated chicken and sear each side for 3-4 minutes
  • loosely cover the skillet with foil (this keeps the nuts from burning)
  • transfer skillet to oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken reaches and internal temperature of 165 F
  • whisk together glaze ingredients and serve with the warm chicken
Keyword chicken dinner, egg free, gluten free