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Pecan Crusted Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Pecan Crusted Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by fat_pat

Makes 4 servings



A crispy coating of crushed pecans and cornflakes gives these lean, boneless chicken breasts a tasty oven ?fried? crunch.

Recipe Ingredients for Pecan Crusted Chicken

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt, divided
1 tbs garlic powder
24 oz chicken breast
4 cups corn flakes
1 cup whole pecans

Recipe Directions for Pecan Crusted Chicken

  1. Position oven rack to middle shelf; preheat to 375F. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.

  2. Whisk together buttermilk, cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt and garlic powder. Add chicken; marinate 10 minutes. While chicken is marinating, coarsely grind corn flakes and pecans, separately, in a food processor. Mix together in a large bowl; season with remaining salt. Lift a chicken breast out of buttermilk allowing excess to drain off into bowl; cover entire chicken breast in corn-flake mixture; transfer to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken. Throw out any remaining buttermilk. Bake 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170F on instant-read thermometer.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 322.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
615
Calories from Fat
239
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
26.5g
41%
Saturated Fat
3.9g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
148mg
49%
Sodium
1361mg
57%
Potassium
759mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
34.5g
12%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
7.9g
Protein
60.6g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 16% Iron 44%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
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