Pecan-Crusted Chicken

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.9
  • Total Fat: 13.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.4 mg
  • Sodium: 317.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 7.8 g

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This pairs great with the Spinach, Mango, & Avocado Salad. My kids love this chicken! This pairs great with the Spinach, Mango, & Avocado Salad. My kids love this chicken!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 - 1 1/4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
    1/2 c. pecan halves or pieces
    1/4 c. plain dry breadcrumbs
    1 1/2 tsp. freshly grated orange zest
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. ground chipotle pepper
    1 large egg white
    2 Tbsp. water
    1 Tbsp. canola oil, divided


One piece at a time, place chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet of rolling pin until flattened to an even 1/4-inch thickness.

Place pecans, breadcrumbs, orange zest, salt, and ground chipotle in a food processor and pulse until the pecans are finely ground. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish. Whisk egg white and water in a shallow dish until combined. Dip each chicken breast in the egg white mixture. Then dredge both sides int he pecan mixture.

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the chicken and cook until browned on the outside and no longer pink in the middle, 4-6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Carefully wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add the remaining oil. Cook the remaining chicken, adjusting the heat as needed to prevent scorching. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: makes 4 servings

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ALDZIEDZ.