Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Honey Pecan Chicken

Oh my goodness - this was soooo good!!
Honey Pecan Chicken
Courtesy of dLife.com (Diabetes Life)
1 cup Chex Wheat Cereal, crushed (I used whole wheat breadcrumbs but next time will go for the cereal)
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce
6 boneless chicken breasts (I used 1 really large one and it made us about 5 meals)
1 pinch salt & pepper (to taste - soy sauce is salty so be careful with the salt)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
I chose to pound out my chicken so that it would cook more evenly and quickly.
Use a shallow bowl or plate to mix the cereal crumbs and the pecans - mix until combined. In another bowl mix the honey and soy sauce - whisk together until combined.
Season the chicken as desired (I actually forgot this step and it wasn't noticed in the final product), dip both sides of the chicken into the honey mixture, and roll in the pecan mixture to coat. Arrange the chicken in your baking dish.
Bake for 12-15 minutes on each side or until the chicken is done.
Note: I was glad that I pounded the chicken because my pecans were perfectly browned... but if I hadn't done that step - they might have gotten too brown.
I served this with my new favorite Parmesan Cous Cous and my sauteed spinach.
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Lucy Marie said...

Yum! That looks so good. I think it would also be really tasty cut into strips on top of a garden salad.

Kelli said...

sounds great! i'll be trying that one as soon as i can eat real food again! :)

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