Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Chicken

Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Chicken
Westside Market NYC


  • chicken breasts, halved
  • 1 Cup  all-purpose flour
  • eggs, beaten
  • 2 Cups  panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Cups  pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon  kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon  black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon  finely chopped oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon  orange zest
  • 1 Cup  sunflower oil

Here's a great idea to jazz up chicken dinners. A pumpkin seed and panko breadcrumb crust gives good old chicken breasts a pronounced nutty crunch. You can also use your favorite fish fillet instead of chicken. You may put it in the oven for less time or you may finish in a pan.

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Pound the chicken breasts lightly until they are ¼-inch thick.

Set out 3 bowls. Place the flour in one, eggs in another, and the panko breadcrumbs, pumpkin seeds, salt, black pepper, oregano, and orange zest in the last bowl. Coat the chicken breasts with flour, then dip into the eggs, followed by panko mixture.

Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Lightly sauté the chicken until golden, about 1 minute on each side.

Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350 degrees, about 10 minutes. Place the chicken breast onto a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.  


Calories per serving:

2,536 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Carb Dairy Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 390g 601%
  • Carbs 224g 75%
  • Saturated 64g 322%
  • Fiber 26g 105%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 8g
  • Monounsaturated 159g
  • Polyunsaturated 137g
  • Protein 193g 387%
  • Cholesterol 967mg 322%
  • Sodium 7,197mg 300%
  • Calcium 613mg 61%
  • Magnesium 1,458mg 364%
  • Potassium 3,179mg 91%
  • Iron 34mg 190%
  • Zinc 24mg 163%
  • Phosphorus 3,924mg 561%
  • Vitamin A 409µg 45%
  • Vitamin C 12mg 21%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 98%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 130%
  • Niacin (B3) 53mg 264%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 127%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 481µg 120%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 49%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 95mg 474%
  • Vitamin K 53µg 67%
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