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Pecan Breaded Chicken Breasts

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  Skinless boneless chicken breasts 1 1⁄2 Pound, halved
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Dijon mustard 4 Tablespoon
  Pecan halves 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Egg 1 Large, lightly beaten
  Water 2 Teaspoon
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh chives/Scallions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  White wine/Verjus 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste

1. Place the chicken breasts between sheets of plastic wrap and lightly flatten them with a meat pounder or a heavy skillet. Season them lightly with salt and pepper.
2. Rub 2 tablespoons of the mustard into the chicken breasts and set them aside. Finely grind the pecans in a food processor and transfer them to a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, beat the egg and water together. Dip the chicken pieces in the egg and then coat them with the pecans.
3. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the cnicjcen ana cook, wunoui aisniroing, unui the edges are beginning to turn opaque, 5 minutes. Turn the chicken over, reduce the heat to low and cook, without disturbing, until cooked through, 10 minutes longer. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons mustard with the sour cream and chives.
4. Remove the chicken to a plate, and pour the fat from the skillet through a sieve to catch the bits of pecans. Spoon the strained pecans over the chicken. Return the skillet to medium-high heat.
5. Add the wine and boil for 1 minute. Add the broth and boil until almost entirely evaporated, 2 minutes longer. Remove the skillet from the heat and whisk in the sour cream mixture. When the sauce is smooth, season to taste with salt and pepper and spoon it over the chicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 758 Calories from Fat 509

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g91.4%

Saturated Fat 12.2 g61.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 182.6 mg60.9%

Sodium 325.5 mg13.6%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.5%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 47 g94.9%

Vitamin A 12.8% Vitamin C 8.4%

Calcium 9.9% Iron 16.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pecan Breaded Chicken Breasts Recipe