5 from 7 votes
Sliced Sage and Macadamia Nut Chicken Breasts on a wooden board surrounded by sprigs of fresh rosemary
Sage and Macadamia Nut Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Crusted Sage and Macadamia Nut Chicken Breasts are a great low carb and gluten-free crunchy fried chicken, without the use of any breadcrumbs. Serve alongside a simple salad or stuff into a lettuce leaf with some sliced bell peppers for a meal the whole family will devour.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Macadamia Nut Chicken, macadamia nut crusted chicken
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 391 kcal
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts crushed
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place the chicken breasts in a plastic bag (or a ziplock bag) and pound firmly with a meat cleaver or a rolling pin to flatten slightly.
  2. Mix the herbs, salt and pepper along with the crushed nuts in a small bowl and place the mixture on a flat plate. Brush each breast with a thin layer of dijon mustard and coat each side with the herb mixture.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Saute the breasts with the smooth rounded side down for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and turn over the breasts, cooking for another 3 minutes, until cooked through. Remove from the pan and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Sage and Macadamia Nut Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Potassium 971mg28%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 18.8mg23%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.