Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Chicken

Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Chicken
Staff Writer
Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Chicken
Westside Market NYC
Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Chicken

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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2
Servings
1915
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, halved
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 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

Directions

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.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
93g
100%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
216g
100%
Protein
70g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
17µg
19%
Calcium, Ca
259mg
26%
Choline, total
67mg
16%
Copper, Cu
3mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
53g
100%
Fluoride, F
5µg
0%
Folate, total
437µg
100%
Iron, Fe
17mg
94%
Magnesium, Mg
688mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
8mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
1458mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
114µg
100%
Sodium, Na
225mg
15%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
36g
1%
Zinc, Zn
27mg
100%

Pumpkin Seed Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Seed Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.