Dukkah-Crusted Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Salad

Dukkah Crusted Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Salad

This is one of the first recipes I posted and my how things have changed! Not only has my health improved, but I’d like to think my photos and my eating have too. When I first posted this recipe it was served with shop bought oven chips, something I haven’t eaten for years, and carbs for dinner is something that we haven’t eaten for weeks.

Anyhoo, you can make your own dukkah and tailor it to your taste, but I had a jar in the pantry that was looking a bit redundant, and I’m all for a kitchen shortcut. This is kind of a pimped up chicken schnitzel but the salad (which was everything I had left in the fridge) really lightens it up.

I think Dukkah Crusted Chicken V.2 is a huge and most delicious improvement. I hope you think so too!

Serves 4


4 x 200g chicken breast fillets

1 egg, beaten lightly

200g pumpkin, peeled and diced

1 tablespoon olive oil

100g dukkah

100g rocket

200g mixed leaf salad

1 avocado, chopped

100g feta


2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

How to

  1. Preheat oven to 200 C/ 180C fan-forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Dip chicken in egg, then in  the dukkah to coat. Place chicken on one of the baking trays.
  3. Toss pumpkin in olive oil and place on other baking tray. Bake pumpkin and chicken for 10 minutes and then turn  the chicken over and shake the pumpkin to ensure an even bake. Cook for another 10 minutes.
  4.  Meanwhile, arrange salad greens on plates.
  5. Allow chicken to cool slightly and then slice thickly. Top salad with pumpkin, avocado and feta.
  6. Drizzle with dressing.
  7. Top with chicken and serve.

Other info

Prep Time and Cooking Time:  30 minutes


Dukkah Crusted Chicken with Pumpkin and Feta Salad 2