Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Crunchy Pecan Chicken

This Crunchy Pecan Chicken recipe is one that I have adapted from my 2002 Southern Living Homestyle Cookbook. This is a good baked chicken recipe with a lot of taste and crunch from the toppings. The prep is simple and the clean-up is easy for this dish.




Crunchy Pecan Chicken
1 cup biscuit mix (like Bisquick)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with aluminum foil and lightly spraying with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine biscuit mix, pecans, paprika, salt, and Creole seasoning. Pour buttermilk into a separate shallow bowl. Dip chicken pieces in buttermilk, then dredge in pecan mixture. Place chicken pieces on prepared pan. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

 
To make this chicken recipe you will need biscuit mix, pecans, paprika, salt, Creole seasoning, buttermilk, and butter.

 

Combine the biscuit mix and pecans with the seasonings in a medium bowl. Pour the buttermilk in a separate bowl. Dip the chicken pieces in the buttermilk then dredge with the pecan mixture. Hopefully, if you make this recipe you will do a better job than I did getting it together. I was so intent on getting the chicken in the oven to bake that I forgot to drizzle it with the melted butter. The chicken was halfway through the baking time when I found my melted butter in the microwave oven.


With 25 minutes left on the baking time, I quickly added the butter and put the chicken back in the oven. I guess this recipe must be hard to mess up because the chicken turned out great anyway. It was very juicy on the inside and crunchy on the outside.


9 comments:

  1. This looks great. It will be on the menu next week.

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  2. Thank you Anita!!! You're always making some of my faves!!

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  3. This chicken looks really good, I would love it with a rice dish.

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  4. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. I love pecan chicken and I've had it at restaurants but never had a recipe for it and forgot about it until now! I can't wait to try this one!

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  6. Yum, I love pecans and chicken and this looks like another winner!

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  7. That looks delicious.....Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks and have a wonderful Sunday:)

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  8. This sounds like something we would LOVE. Can't wait to try it...I have all ingredients but the pecans. Oh, my...they are sooo expensive...gonna get 'em anyway. :))

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  9. This chicken looks scrumptious, Anita. Thanks for sharing it at the party. ----------- Shannon

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