Showing posts with label chicken. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chicken. Show all posts

Monday, August 9, 2021


 Chicken, chicken, chicken.... we eat so much of it that it can get a bit boring!  I look high and low for recipes that will give the ordinary chicken breast a kick of flavor and texture. This one has both and the accompanying sauce takes it even further in the flavor category!


  • 1 C. pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 C. bread crumbs (I use 1/2 panic, 1/2 italian seasoned crumbs)
  • 3 T. cajun seasoning, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 C. olive oil
  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (depends on size)

Preheat oven to 375. Spray a large baking pan (cookie sheet) with non-stick spray.
In a medium bowl combine pecans, bread crumbs and 1 T. cajun seasoning.
In another medium bowl whisk together eggs, oil and 2T. cajun seasoning.

Doing one breast at a time coat chicken in egg mixture then dredge in pecan mixture, pressing to ensure coating sticks well.  Place on baking sheet. Continue with all pieces making sure to leave a little space between each piece for even cooking.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and internal temp. reaches 165.

1/2 C. Mayo
2 T. honey
2 T. dijon mustard
1 T. cajun seasoning
1/8 t. cayenne pepper (more if you like heat)
Whisk sauce ingredients together and refrigerate.  Set out for 5 minutes or so 
before serving. Drizzle on chicken.

Great served with mashed potatoes.

TIPS: Chicken breasts seem so large now that I place between several layers of wax paper and pound to a thinner size.  Cajun seasoning is also called blackening seasoning.

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