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The Extra Ingredient For Breaded Chicken That's Both Crispy And Moist
Breaded chicken is almost always delicious, but can sometimes use an extra boost of flavor and a bit of insurance to make sure it doesn't dry out. There's a simple ingredient you probably already have at home that can make a breaded chicken cutlet more delicious with practically no effort at all on your part.
Nuts make for an easy addition to chicken breading, and will help the coating to maintain its crunch and avoid turning soggy. Almost any popular nut will do, whether it’s pecans, pistachios, almonds, or walnuts — just chop them finely and toss them into your breading mixture for a distinct flavor boost for your cutlets.
Beyond just flavor and crunchiness, nuts help deliver moisture and a rich dose of healthy fats to chicken breasts, which are notoriously low in fat and can dry out easily. Whether you cook your breaded chicken on the stovetop, in the oven, or in an air-fryer, adding chopped nuts will pretty much always make it better.