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Contest-Winning Pecan-Crusted Chicken

 Contest-Winning Pecan-Crusted Chicken
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
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

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)

Directions

  • In a shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg whites. In another shallow
  • bowl, combine the coating mix, pecans and five-spice powder. Dip
  • chicken into egg whites, then roll in coating mixture.
  • Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 400° for 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer
  • reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.
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.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.