Pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas) are rich in antioxidants, iron, magnesium, and many other nutrients. Here’s a fun way to incorporate pumpkin seeds into your dinner. Dawn McDaniel, from Consulate’s corporate communications department enjoys making this recipe for her family around Halloween. The chicken turns out crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Serve with a side of salad.

Ingredients

1/2 cup finely crushed cheese crackers (about 1 cup whole)

2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2/3 cup salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas, divided

1 large egg

3 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons lemon juice

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350℉. Place first five ingredients and 3 tablespoons of the pumpkin seeds in a shallow bowl. Finely chop remaining pumpkin seeds; stir into cracker mixture. In another shallow bowl, whisk together egg, honey and lemon juice. Dip both sides of chicken in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture, patting to adhere. Bake on a greased baking sheet until a thermometer reads 165℉,  for 30-35 minutes.

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