Chicken Breast Fillets Pecan-Crusted
Here’s a new and delicious way to jazz up your skinless chicken breasts without a lot of fuss and ingredients. A nice way to round out this meal would be to make a mixed greens salad with bell peppers,tomato slices and a light vinaigrette. In addition, try a baked sweet potato to top off the meal.Yum! Enjoy this light and healthy meal.
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- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the pecans to a food processor, pulse until they look like breadcrumbs. Transfer the pecans to a rimmed plate.
- Place the chicken breasts unto the baking sheet. In a small bowl, stir together the applesauce-mustard mixture onto each piece of chicken, evenly spreading it with the back of a spoon. Firmly dip the coated side of each chicken breast into the pecans; place back onto the baking sheet, pecan-crusted side up. Sprinkle any remaining pecan pieces onto the chicken and press to adhere. Sprinkle any remaining pieces onto the the chicken and press to adhere. Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes. Serve.
Nutrition Per Serving:
Total Fat: 15 g ( Sat. Fat 2g)
Sodium 270 mg ( if salt added)
Total Carbohydrate: 3g