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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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  • Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I would drizzle a little of the syrup on top next time. It was pretty good - 3/16/08

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  • Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    It wasn't crunchy but it was reasonably good. Serving sizes were a tad small. - 3/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    My husband loved this. The chicken is sweet and juicy!!! - 2/25/08

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  • Very Good
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Excellent flavor. I couldn't get a crunchy texture and the color is a little off-putting, especially the next day, but my picky chef husband approved of it overall. - 3/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was really tasty. I used suggestions from several different comments: I seasoned the chicken with Cajun seasoning to give it a spicy/sweet mix, and heated my frozen pecans in the micro to prevent stickiness in the blender. Amazing! - 4/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is the most delicious thing I have ever made! The chicken was SO moist and juicy, the coating was sweet and nutty. It tasted just like something you'd get in a restaurant. Very impressive. I can't wait to make it for company!! - 10/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this for dinner tonight. Followed directions as instructed (parchment paper and all) Came out moist and delicious! Enough left to slice cold on a green salad for lunch. - 8/22/09

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Thanks so much Heather! This is the BEST!! I'll make it again just exactly as it is for guests. - 4/27/08

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  • Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I think you have to be ravenous to get into this recipe. It is incredibly (underline that twice) rich-tasting, and therefore, a bit over-the-top in sweetness for my taste. However, mine was not dry in the least and is definitely the most unique recipe I've tried. - 6/11/07

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  • Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Really easy to make. One kid liked it, the other one didn't. It's not going to be a huge favorite around here, but it's something different and quick to make now and then. - 3/20/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This chicken was great. We used chicken thighs, not quite as lean but it was what I had in the freezer. Very tasty, it was a great combo on sweet and crunchy. I think I would make these when I'm craving chicken wings for a healthier version. - 3/1/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Not Crispy at all and it had too much pepper. Tasted like a McDonald's sausage patty. - 2/17/10

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  • Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I enjoyed this recipe although my family didn't. It had more to do with their preferences for breading and sweetness added to chicken than anything else though. I'd recommend anyone to try it. - 9/23/09

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  • Very Good
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Very easy to prepare. Tasty and lean! - 9/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Awesome - I really enjoyed this I cut the chicken into strips and served it like chicken fingers. I also used 1.5 LB of chicken and found I had enough coating. I cooked it covered part of the time but next time i would not cover it at all to make it crispier. - 1/23/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Was very good. I used the parchement paper and the bottom of the chicken was a bit soggy so next time I think I'll try turning the chicken over half way through the cooking time and see if that doesn't help. Paper does help in the clean up process though... :o) - 12/21/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this for company last night and enjoyed it. Hubby says he liked it but not as much as some others I make. Our guest liked it very much and wanted the recipe. I didn't have pecans so I used walnuts and panko crumbs. I will make this one again. - 12/8/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My chicken was getting dry so I covered it for the last ten minutes and it was fine. - 8/1/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was pretty good. Husband just loved it. He is a picky eater so that get's points from me :) - 6/3/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this a few times. I am the only one who likes it in my family, but I love it. - 5/30/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have a food processor so I just sprinkled some pecans on top. It was a big hit with my picky kids! I also had something similar to this in a resturant where they added a smoked guoda cheese sauce on top but I liked it very much without it. - 5/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My son loved it! - 4/28/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this but left the syrup out. I used light Italian Dressing. Very good. - 4/27/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Tastes good and it's easy to make. My whole family enjoyed it. - 4/10/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Loved the sweetness! - 3/26/08

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm not fond of maple - I liked the idea of using honey instead. - 3/25/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this is a fantastic recipe. The chicken is so moist and the coating is awesome with the maple nutty flavor. Portions are a bit small but with the low calorie count, I just ate another half portion! - 3/13/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious; and my husband agrees! - 3/6/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My whole family loved it. I really liked the crunchy texture. - 2/28/08

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  • Good
    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was good. My children didn't like it though so I won't be able to make it again. I added salt and pepper to the finish product for good flavor. - 1/14/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I used 1/4 cup of regular syrup (which was plenty) so DH would eat. It did not state where to add pepper so I tossed in with the pecans and panko (used rather than bread crumbs) but only used 1/2 tsp of coarse pepper and it was the perfect amount with just a hint of spunk. Absolutely loved! - 8/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The chicken was very moist! I followed the recipe exactly, except I used pure maple syrup. Will try a dipping sauce next time. - 5/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was very good. I used chicken tenders instead. This is on our do again list. - 5/9/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The crumb mixture was not enough for the chicken I had, so I had to double it. Otherwise, it was quite good, and I plan to use the leftovers for sandwiches for lunch. - 5/3/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty, but I found that it did not crisp up real good.
    Any suggestions to remedy that. My husband said that this was the best chicken I've ever made. - 4/19/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love this and so easy to make! - 4/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I didn't have any parchment paper and when it was done, it looked a little brown on the bottom. But when I cut into it, it was soooo moist! This will be a regular for sure! - 3/21/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It took longer than I usually spend on my food preparation but it tasted very good and my family liked it. - 1/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! I love pecans anyway. - 7/10/09

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  • O.K.
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounded amazing, but was actually disappointing. The chicken came out crunchy on top but soggy on bottom, and was too sweet even for me. The leftovers didn't get eaten. - 4/24/08

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  • O.K.
    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    The chicken was dry. Won't make this one again. - 3/21/07

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  • O.K.
    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I didn't love this one. The chicken ended up dry, and I found it a little bland. - 3/13/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very tasty and I followed the recipe exactly. I will in the future play up the spices for something different, but it's still great the way it is. I half expected it to be crispy, but it wasn't, but it wasn't soggy either. - 5/15/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I did like this but it was a little too dry. I used honey instead but I think I should have added more. I also mixed walnuts and pecans which made for more of an interesting flavor and crunch. Very good and very easy. Great to use over salad as well. - 5/7/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was great and my husband LOVED it!! - 4/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good call, added a but of cayene for spieiness since I'm a Gulf coast Goddess (just living in Philadelphia for now -- it's that Story of ruth thing!)) followed suggestions of using parchment paper & baking half covered, half not is ket to success - 4/21/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family and I thought this was too sweet. It felt fried in my mouth, which was good. I will try to tweak this recipe to cut down on the syrup's sweetness. - 4/20/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My favorite restaurant makes a version of this on their low calorie menu. It's great. - 4/15/10

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tastes great - 4/15/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will try this tomoro. maybe season chicken a little with salt and maybe crushed red pepper first for extra zip or use egg whites to make crumbs stick and dip in maple mustard combo. I always use panko bread crumbs a lot crunchier and always crispy no matter what you dredge in - 3/21/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was very very good and soo easy to make. - 3/10/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and Easy! - 2/23/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Easy, but not that great tasting. - 2/22/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    this was amazing! The whole family loved it! - 2/20/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very simple and delicious! I love pecans--I'm going to try this one very soon! - 10/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful - it's on the menu for next week. - 8/21/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe sounds delicious. I'll give it a try! - 8/16/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like something the whole family would love to try! Thanks! - 7/13/09

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I have not tried this yet since it's only 3 something in the morning but I will for din-din today. It sounds great, plus I need recipes like this to keep me on track.
    Thank you - 7/8/09

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    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    SORRY. - 7/3/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was good. - 6/29/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like something my husband would like. I will definitely try this! - 6/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I think this w/b on the menu for dinner this week..for me-on top of salad greens with some onions and perhaps FF ranch dressing..for the BF-alongside some mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli or corn! I will come back to rate after I make it - and I can't wait! - 2/15/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very good. I will try it soon. - 5/29/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good... - 5/20/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet, but do plan on it. I will use italina dressing as someone suggested..sounds delicious. My husband loves chicken, cooked almost anyway! - 4/27/08

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i haven't made this because i'm a vegetarian, but am interested in adjusting it for tofu. - 4/27/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    First recipe from here I wasn't enthused about. Bound to happen, most are great - 3/7/08

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Gonna have to try this - 3/1/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this tonight on a pork tenderloin! - 2/28/08

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  • 1 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I am going to try this recepie but I have to season the chicken first. I think it may taste a little bland without seasoning. - 2/28/08

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  • I made this tonight. The only thing I did differently was I used real maple syrup and instead of dipping the chicken in the syrup I brushed it. This was so tasty and satisfying. Next I going to use pretzels instead of bread crumbs. So yummy. - 9/12/14

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  • Very good. I was told by the family "to not lose this recipe". I will be adding it to my favorites! - 2/18/14

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  • Really liked it. My whole house smelled great. The first pieces I dipped were crispy, but as I dipped more pieces and the syrup mixed with the bread crumbs, it became more mushy. I think I will split the bread crumbs next time (yes, there will definitely be a next time) and place some on top. - 7/14/13

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  • This is an okay recipe, but not as great as I'd hoped based on some of the reviews. The pepper was too strong, and while the taste of the coating was otherwise pretty good, the texture was mushy and bland. Wish there was a way to make it crispier without adding calories and fat. Any suggestions? - 6/2/13

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