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Pecan-Crusted Chicken
Looking for a new chicken recipe? You won't regret trying this one! Nutty, crunchy pecans and smokey chipotle give tenderized chicken a delightful bite.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 1/2 tsp. orange zest
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. chipotle powder
1 egg white
2 Tbsp. water
3 tsp. canola oil, divided
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Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Pecan-Crusted Chicken
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  • Servings:4 (172 g)
  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
1. Working with one piece of chicken at a time, place between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even 1/4" thickness.
2. Place pecans, breadcrumbs, orange zest, salt, and chipotle in a food processor and pulse until the pecans are finely ground. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
3. Whisk egg white and water in a shallow dish until combined. Dip each chicken breast in the egg-white mixture, then dredge both sides in the pecan mixture.
4. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half the chicken and cook until it reaches a minimum internal temperature 165 degrees F (3-5 minutes per side). Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken.