Contest-Winning Pecan-Crusted Chicken Recipe
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Contest-Winning Pecan-Crusted Chicken Recipe

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After trying something similar at a restaurant, I created these impressive baked chicken breasts with a pecan coating. For a special night, I recommend them with mashed sweet potatoes and a side of cooked canned cherries. –Ramona Parris, Marietta, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 package (4.2 ounces) seasoned coating mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/8 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 184 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 632 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a shallow bowl, lightly beat egg whites. In another shallow bowl, combine coating mix, pecans and five-spice powder. Dip chicken into egg whites, then roll in coating mixture.
  2. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Pecan-Crusted Chicken in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 184 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 632 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"This was an excellent recipe. I used the thin chicken breasts and Shake N Bake Oven Fried seasoned coating mix. However, I would not recommend serving with heated canned cherries as suggested. I tried and it didn't taste right to me at least."

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Reviewed May. 22, 2009

"I made this for dinner tonight. A success and voted "great dish to make again" by everyone. Thank you for the recipe."

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2008

"  I won TOH's first contest with a nutty oven fried chicken recipe!  Keep up the good work...I'll have to try your version...sounds yummy!!  Diane

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Reviewed Sep. 29, 2008

"When you said "Coating Mix" which one? This sounds good and I want to make it this week.Thanks"

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