Pecan Crusted Chicken

Pecan Crusted Chicken

Serves 4

A crispy coating of crushed pecans and cornflakes gives these lean, boneless chicken breasts a tasty oven 'fried' crunch.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 4 (6-8 ounces) boneless, skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 4 cups 365 Everyday Value™ Corn Flakes
  • 1 cup whole pecans
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Method: 

Position oven rack to middle shelf; preheat to 375ºF. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.

Whisk together buttermilk, cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt and garlic powder. Add chicken; marinate 10 minutes. While chicken is marinating, coarsely grind corn flakes and pecans, separately, in a food processor. Mix together in a large bowl; season with remaining salt. Lift a chicken breast out of buttermilk allowing excess to drain off into bowl; cover entire chicken breast in corn-flake mixture; transfer to baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken. Throw out any remaining buttermilk. Bake 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 170ºF on instant-read thermometer.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:530 calories (220 from fat), 25g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 110mg cholesterol, 1280mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 46g protein

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