Pecan Crusted Pesto Chicken Recipe

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With that said, help today is day one of recipe week.

~~ CHICKEN ~~

That’s right I am going to feature 5 Chicken Dishes.

Some Fast.

Some Fancy.

All tasty.

To start off the week, ask here is a simple and fast one.

Pecan Crusted Pesto Chicken

Gather your ingredients – they are only a few.

But they go the distance to provide a flavorful dish.

Here we go:

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Take your Dijon mustard and add it to the chicken.

This is not a precise recipe so don’t be worried if you put too much or too little mustard. Trust me, ed it will all work out in the end.

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While the chicken marinates. Dump your pecans, panko bread crumbs, and olive oil in a bowl.

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MIX

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Next, remove each strip or fillet from the mustard marinade. Lay each down on a foil covered sheet pan (the foil saves so much clean up time).

Top each piece of chicken with a handful of the Panko/Pecan mixture. Then pop your pan in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. (If you are using Chicken Breasts, the kinds that are about 1+ inches thick, then you will need to bake them closer to 25-30 minutes.)

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When they are finished cooking, (inside temp measures 160 degrees) remove to add a small handful of mozzarella cheese.

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And then a dollop of Pesto.

Feeling sassy? Make your own!

a great Pesto recipe can be found HERE.

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Return to the oven just to melt the cheese and pesto together.

then

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AND YOU ARE DONE.

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Pecan Crusted Pesto Chicken Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs Chicken Tenderloins or Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 4 tbls Dijon Mustard
  • ½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ cup Diced Pecans
  • 1 tbl Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Prepared Pesto
  • ½ cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese.
Instructions
  1. In a bowl add your dijon mustard to the chicken. Remove to place on lined sheet pan. Top each piece of chicken with a handful of the Panko/Pecan mixture. Then pop your pan in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. (If you are using Chicken Breasts, the kinds that are about 1+ inches thick, then you will need to bake them closer to 25-30 minutes.)
  2. When they are finished cooking, (inside temp measures 160 degrees) remove to add a small handful of mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven just to melt the cheese and pesto together. Just for a minute.
  3. Enjoy.

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Comments

  1. That was some good chicken…. Question: Is there going to be FRIED CHIKEN?!

  2. Nikki Nalchajian says:

    Yum. Definitely going to try it!

  3. I made this for dinner last night and the fam LOVED it! Thanks for a new chicken recipe.

  4. I think I might actually be able to do this! It’s easy! We like easy.

  5. I must try this!!!

  6. Wow!Indulging! I can’t wait to try it in our home. It is very easy and it seems to be really delicious as I look at in the photo. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

  7. So indulging! Better try this ASAP! My hubby will be surprise when he got back from his business trip. Maybe some dinner in a candle lit with your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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