Pecan-Crusted Chicken - 1 Guiding Stars
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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
  • 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


  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.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 285; Total Fat 16.5g (22% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 2g (10% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 86mg (28% DV); Sodium 375mg (16% DV); Total Carbohydrate 5g (2% DV); Dietary Fiber 1.5g (7% DV); Total Sugars 1g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 29g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 2% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Niacin 110% DV; Vitamin B6 60% DV; Selenium 50% DV.
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