Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Number of Servings: 4 (156g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
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.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1½ tsp. orange zest
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 3 tsp. canola oil, divided

Directions

  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 ¼” 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 1½ teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half the chicken and cook until it reaches a minimum internal temperature 165ºF (3-5 minutes per side). Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 156g

Amount per serving
Calories 285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.5g
Cholesterol 86mg 28%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 29g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 18.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 6%
Potassium 470mg 10%
Vitamin A 13.6mcg 2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 15%
Vitamin K 3.1mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 17.5mg 110%
Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
Folate 14.2mcg 4%
Vitamin B12 0.3mcg 15%
Biotin 0.6mcg 4%
Chloride 16mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.9mg 40%
Phosphorus 291mg 25%
Iodine 4.5mcg 4%
Magnesium 50.9mg 10%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 29.1mcg 50%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Pecans, Egg Whites, Water, Canola Oil, Panko (wheat Flour, Salt, Yeast, Sugar, Yeast Food), Orange Zest, Salt, Chili Powder.

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