Breaded Chicken with Brie & Caramelized Walnuts

This recipe was inspired from my mom’s delicious brie dip that she makes at Christmas time:

Doesn’t it look so professional too??  So I thought why not take that idea to flavor a chicken dish.  I hope it sounds appetizing to you!

Breaded Chicken with Brie & Caramelized Walnuts

Serves: 6 chicken breasts

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs

2 eggs, lightly beaten

6 oz brie cheese, thinly sliced

1/2 cup walnuts

2 tbsp. brown sugar

Salt and pepper

8 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Trim and rinse chicken breasts.  Lightly season with salt and pepper on each side.
  3. Beat eggs in a small bowl.  Place wheat flour in shallow dish and panko breadcrumbs in another shallow dish.  Dip chicken breasts in flour mixture first, then egg, then panko.  Place to the side.
  4. Heat 4 tbsp. olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook breaded chicken breasts 3-4 minutes per side until outside covering is lightly golden and crispy.  Transfer chicken breasts to a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Then flip chicken and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat the broiler.
  6. Heat remaining 4 tbsp. olive oil and brown sugar in a small non-stick skillet over medium-low heat. Add walnuts and cook on low for about 5 minutes until walnuts are coated (note: you may have to drain off excess oil).
  7. Once chicken is cooked, add sliced brie evenly to the top of each chicken breast and broil 2-3 minutes until melted.
  8. Remove from oven and place an even amount of caramelized walnuts on top of each chicken breast.
  9. Serve with mixed greens salad of your choice.
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