Pecan-Crusted Chicken

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Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Pecan-Crusted Chicken

This recipe coats tender chicken breasts with a buttery pecans flavored with spicy chipotle and zesty orange. Serve with a spinach salad.

Serves 4

Prep Time 30 min

Total Time 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (1-1 1/4 pounds), trimmed (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves or pieces
  • 1/4 cup plain dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper, (see Note)
  • 1 large eggwhite
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Working with one piece of chicken at a time, place between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even 1/4-inch thickness.

Step 2

Place pecans, breadcrumbs, orange zest, salt and ground chipotle in a food processor and pulse until the pecans are finely ground. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish. Whisk egg white and water in a shallow dish until combined. Dip each chicken breast in the egg-white mixture, then dredge both sides in the pecan mixture.

Step 3

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the chicken and cook until browned on the outside and no longer pink in the middle, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add the remaining oil. Cook the remaining chicken, adjusting the heat as needed to prevent scorching. Serve immediately.


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