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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 192.4
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 43.9 mg
  • Sodium: 119.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 18.9 g

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Maple Pecan Chicken

Submitted by: HEATHER121
Maple Pecan Chicken

Introduction

A sweet and crunchy taste for this terrific chicken dish. A sweet and crunchy taste for this terrific chicken dish.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into six pieces)
    1/2 cup halved pecans
    1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
    1 tsp pepper
    1/2 cup reduced calorie syrup

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put the pecans and bread crumbs into a food processor. Combine until all of the pecans are chopped into the same consistency as the bread crumbs.
Put into shallow bowl.
Put the syrup into a bowl.
Put the chicken into the syrup, coating both sides completely.
Put the chicken into the pecan and breadcrumb mixture.
Coat each side completely.
Lay the breaded chicken on the prepared baking sheet.
Coat the rest of the chicken pieces.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, or until all of the chicken is cooked through.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HEATHER121.






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  • Very Good
    27 of 28 people found this review helpful
    This reminded me of the pecan-crusted chicken that's in all the chain-restaurant salads these days, so that's what I did. Served on a mix of romaine and spinach with dried cherries...yum. Kids liked it too, but plain. - 5/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    In addittion to my last comment. Parchment paper is key if you want crispy on the bottom, I have made this several times I love it! - 8/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
    Oh this was GREAT! Mine came out pretty crispy and sweet, but i seasoned thie chicken so it had a spicy,sweet taste. This was a big hit i know i'll be making this again soon. - 4/2/08

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  • Very Good
    23 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I liked this and so did my hubby. I did make a few changes though...I added a few herbs and spices to the nut mixture, omitted the bread crumbs and just put the nut mixture on top of the chicken to keep it from getting mushy. The serving size needs adjusting, 6 servings for 1lb is a stretch. - 6/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This chicken was fabulous. I cooked it covered for 25 minutes, then uncovered for 10. - 5/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This was a great recipe!!! I used toasted low cal whole wheat bread instead of the bread crumbs to cut more calories and fat and it turned out wonderful!!!! - 9/5/08

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  • Good
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    Made this one by not just putting on cookie sheet, I covered with foil for the first 20 to 25 minutes then uncovered for the remainder of the time to make the outside of the chicken crunchy. It keeped the chicken from drying out o much - 2/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
    This recipe really caught my interest! I used pure Vermont maple syrup and cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs. It came out nice and crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside. My entire family (including 4 kids) loved it! We'll definitely be having this again!!! Thanks for sharing! - 6/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I used HONEY instead of syrup. I used Ritz crakcer with the pecans in the food processor. 25 min. and the meat was very tender. My husband gave it a 7 out of 10. I gave it a 10. - 3/7/08

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  • Incredible!
    15 of 17 people found this review helpful
    This was really good! I made a few small changes - I didn't cut up the chicken but just pounded it out a little, instead of dipping the chicken in the syrup I brushed a good coat on, and I used hazelnuts instead of pecans. Very delicious & easy to make! - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
    How delicious! Who would have thought that this would be so good. I did nothing to the chicken breasts, just served them whole. I did use sugar free syrup in lieu of the low cal and it came out great! - 7/14/08

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was delicious and QUICK! The sweetness of the syrup and the nutty flavor really did alot for the chicken. My family loved it! - 4/30/08

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  • O.K.
    11 of 19 people found this review helpful
    This was okay. I've made a version of this from a Rachael Ray recipe that had a bit more seasoning (and therefore, flavor). This is a promising variation, but needs work. The Rachael recipe uses the syrup as a dipping sauce; combining it with balsamic and dijon mustard would be a nice combo. - 2/29/08

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  • Very Good
    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I pulled the pecans out of the freezer so they kind of made a paste instead of crumbs...it was kind of a mess, but it still turned out to taste pretty good! Next time I'll make sure the pecans are at room temp. - 5/4/08

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Incredible! Only took about 5 minutes of prep! So sweet and tender and juicy, it was hard to keep to one serving!! - 5/1/08

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  • Very Good
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This was easy to make and the small serving sizes are perfect for controlling portions. - 5/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This dish was great. The chicken stays tender and the sweetness wasn't overbearing. Easy to make too. My boyfriend couldn't believe that I made it! We both have a new favorite. - 3/10/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have any pecans, so I tried it with walnuts and it was delicious! - 6/29/09

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  • Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    It was good but not as crunchy as I thought it would be. - 4/29/08

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  • Very Good
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and was actually impressed. I liked the uniqueness of having a sweet taste to the chicken. And it was pretty easy to make. I paired it with some garlic butter and rosemary seasoned broccoli and a recipe for garlic bread from this site as well. My hubby & I both enjoyed it! - 3/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I made it according to directions, and even my 14 yr. old I won't eat anything but ramen noodles kid ate it. All the way to the last bite. WOW! We did find it a bit soggy on the bottom, but I'll find a way around that, lol. Great recipe, Thanks. - 7/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! Very tasty, filling and easy to make. My husband and kids loved it! - 5/27/08

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night but I don't have a food processor and couldn't find crumbed pecans so I used pecan and peanut crumb topping but it was ABSOLUTELY divine! Very good. Made my meat nice and tender. - 5/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This was a great recipe. Mine wasn't dry at all, the outside was crunchy and the inside moist, I loved the sweetness of the maple. I will definetly make this again, it was easy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe. - 4/26/07

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This was a great way to make chicken exciting! Hubby and I loved it, I will def. be making it again! It was not quite as sweet as I expected. The only con was trying to find side dishes to match it up with that complimented. - 6/19/08

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