Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Our entire family loves these. You can cut the chicken into strips and coat them with pecans, or coat them in whole cutlets. They are also great in a salad with mixed greens. The recipe includes a honey dijon dipping sauce or you can use barbeque sauce. They are great without any sauce.
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast, boneless and skinless
3/4 cup nuts, pecans
2/3 cup Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons mayonnaise, light or reduced fat
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. To make the dipping sauce, mix 2 tablespoons of honey, one third cup Dijon, and the mayonnaise in a small, microwave safe bowl. Place the pecans in a zip lock bag and finely crush them with a meat mallet or a rolling pin. Pour pecans onto a plate. Place the chicken in a zip lock bag and flatten them to one quarter inch thickness using the meat mallet or rolling pin). In a small bowl, mix one third cup of Dijon with one tablespoon of honey. Heavily coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Brush each piece of chicken with the honey Dijon mixture and coat with crushed pecans. Place chicken on the baking sheet. Spray tops with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the chicken over and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes until cooked through. Microwave dipping sauce for 30 seconds and serve with the chicken.
Per Serving About : 480 calories, 25 g fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 25 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 1140 mg sodium