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Pecan Parmesan Chicken Recipe

Pecan Parmesan Chicken Recipe

In the South, we love our fried chicken and we also love pecans. This is my favorite way to combine the two. I treat moist chicken breasts to a crunchy coating of pecans, Parmesan cheese, basil and oregano.—Dawn Harvey, Danville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup ground pecans
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  • 1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, pecans, oregano, salt, basil and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg whites and cornstarch until smooth. Dip chicken into egg white mixture, then roll in crumb mixture.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken over medium heat in oil for 3-5 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • 3. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 chicken breast half) equals 238 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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