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Buttermilk Pecan Chicken

(3 Votes)
SERVES
8
PREP
15 Min
COOK TIME
30 Min
READY IN
45 Min

You won't be slaving in the kitchen all day making this Buttermilk Pecan Chicken. You'll enjoy it while you enjoy your company as well.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup ground pecans (see note)
  • 3/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs (store-bought)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (see note)
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine buttermilk and egg in a shallow dish.
     
  2. Combine ground pecans and next 4 ingredients in another shallow dish.
     
  3. Place flour in a third shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour. Dip in buttermilk mixture; drain. Dredge chicken in pecan mixture.
     
  4. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Drizzle chicken with melted butter; sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until done.
     
Notes

Let your food processor be your new best friend for such jobs as grinding a cup of pecans. It'll also do a good job at coarsely chopping them.

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