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Buttermilk Pecan Chicken Recipe
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Buttermilk Pecan Chicken Recipe

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"My family enjoys chicken and always asks me to bake it this way," explains Julie Jahn of Decatur, Indiana. "Sometimes I like to give this dish kid appeal by cutting the chicken into strips before coating with the nut mixture."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, optional
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 18 pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 429 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 911 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the pecans, sesame seeds if desired, paprika, salt and pepper. Place flour and buttermilk in separate bowls. Coat chicken with flour, dip in buttermilk, then coat with pecan mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Top each with three pecan halves. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Buttermilk Pecan Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 429 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 84 mg cholesterol, 911 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Buttermilk Pecan Chicken

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Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

Easy to make, simple ingredients, and delicious! The chicken is tender and juicy and flavorful. I left out the sesame seeds and served it over greens.

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

I have made this chicken recipe several times now and love it. Chicken has a buttery flavor and is very moist. Easy to prepare.

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

Way too much salt in this recipe. It may be better w/ 1/2 tsp?!

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

I foolowed the recipe and just wasted good chicken and pecans. We could not eat it. Don't waste your time.

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