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Pecan-Crusted Chicken

May/June 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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This recipe coats tender chicken breasts with a buttery pecans flavored with spicy chipotle and zesty orange. Serve with a spinach salad.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I've made this twice now and thought it was delicious each time. I used white pepper and couldn't really taste it, so maybe I'll try the cayenne pepper that was suggested next time. Even so, it was the best chicken I've ever made. By...
Pecan-Crusted Chicken Recipe

35 Reviews for Pecan-Crusted Chicken

09/02/2009
Anonymous

I loved it. My boyfriend who only eats read meat loved it. It was easy. I'll make it again. I had no problem keeping the breading on. I substituted dried peel for fresh orange zest and medium hot red peppers for the chipolte pepper. I'll make it soon ... and for company.

Skippy, Mpls, MN

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09/02/2009
Anonymous

This was excellent! Ihave a red meat eating boy friend and he raved about the chicken. There was some left over and he kept picking at it. I made more so I could have some leftovers, but that didn't end up to be the case. I have had pecan crusted chicken out at restaurants and loved it. I can now make it at home. I would rate it 5 stars if that rated exited on this site. I will definitely make this again. I had no problem keeping the breading on. I made some substitutes because I didn't have the ingredients. I used Italian bread crumbs instead of plain bread crumbs. I used 1/4 tsp dried orange peel instead of fresh grated zest. I used 1/4 tsp medium hot red peppers (dried) instead of the chipotle. Excellent!!!!!

Jan from MN, St. Louis Park, MN

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09/02/2009
Anonymous

Perhaps the best chicken I've ever made. Interesting flavor combos and easy to make. Served it with the mango, avocado spinach salad and couscous--it was incredible.

Anonymous

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09/02/2009
Anonymous

I made this with a friend last week & we both loved it and so did my husband... & he was skeptical when he heard "pecan encrusted". The chicken was juicy & the flavor was great- the pecans, spice, & orange zest is a yummy combo. We used cayenne pepper instead of chipotle though (just b/c the chipotle was expensive, $11). We also used bigger portions of chicken than the recipe called for. We should have made the pecan/bread crumb mix larger since we used more chicken than the recipe called for. That was our only boo boo. Great recipe!!

Ellen D., Virginia Beach, VA

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09/02/2009
Anonymous

This was one of the most delicious chicken recipes I've ever tasted. I did'nt have an orange for the zest, so I used lemon and instead of chipotle, I used a little chili powder. The chicken was incredibly tender on the inside and full of flavor! I'm gonna pass this recipe on to my family.

Deb Shealy, Newberry, SC

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