PECAN-CRUSTED CHICKEN

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PECAN-CRUSTED CHICKEN WITH MUSTARD SAUCE

PECAN-CRUSTED CHICKEN WITH MUSTARD SAUCE

I like this Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Sauce because I love nuts for both the texture and the flavor that they give to a dish. Using pecans in the coating instead of cornmeal or breadcrumbs adds more crunch as well as a hint of southern style. Although for this Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Sauce we usually use chicken breast you could also use this with legs and/or thighs plus it works with pork.

Ingredients for Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Sauce

  • ¾ cup (175mL) Pecans
  • 2 Tbsp (25mL) Cornstarch
  • ¾ Tsp (4mL) dried Thyme
  • ½ Tsp (2mL) Salt
  • ¼ Tsp (1mL) each Cayenne Pepper and Dry Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp (25mL) chopped fresh Parsley
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Tbsp (25mL) Vegetable Oil

MUSTARD SAUCE

MUSTARD SAUCE

  • ½ cup (125 mL) light Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp (25 mL) Dijon Mustard
  • ½ Tsp (2 mL) granulated Sugar
  • Pinch Salt

Method for Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Mustard Sauce

In food processor, finely chop pecans, cornstarch, thyme, salt, cayenne and dry mustard. Whirl in parsley. Transfer to shallow bowl; set aside.

In separate bowl, beat egg.

Dip each chicken breast into egg, then into pecan mixture, coating both sides well. (Make-ahead: Transfer to platter and cover loosely with plastic wrap; refrigerate for up to 2 hours.)

In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook chicken, turning once, for 15 to 20 minutes or until no longer pink inside.

SAUCE

Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together sour cream, Dijon mustard, sugar and salt. Serve with chicken.

Makes 4 servings.
PECAN-CRUSTED CHICKEN WITH MUSTARD SAUCE

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