Wednesday, January 7, 2015

{Clean Eating} Pecan Crusted Chicken

Happy New Year! This blog of mine has definitely been neglected over the past year.
 I have close to 50 recipes to share with you and am determined to make that happen. 

Today, I'm sharing something I recently cooked for dinner. One thing I have accomplished this year is cooking more clean eating recipes. Last week I spent a good amount of time planning out a months worth of clean dinners, all of which require less than a half hour in the kitchen. Below, you'll find the recipe for pecan crusted chicken. It was a recipe delivered through my eMeals clean eating subscription. The meal took less than a half hour. The chicken had the right amount of flavor and I enjoyed the texture of the pecans with the panko crumbs. I paired it with steamed broccoli and brown rice. Enjoy! 

Pecan Crusted Chicken 
an eMeals recipe

3⁄4 cup pecan pieces (to get fine piece, I put the pieces in a bag and used the bottom of a cup to smash them, your could also use a food processor)
1⁄2 cup whole-wheat Panko breadcrumbs
1⁄4 tsp cayenne pepper
11⁄2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in
half lengthwise
3⁄4 tsp salt
2 large egg whites
3 Tbsp olive oil

1. Combine pecans, Panko crumbs and pepper in a bow. I used a lot bowl that would be good for dipping the chicken 
2. Sprinkle chicken with salt
3. Beat egg whites until foamy. 
4. Dip chicken in egg whites then cover with pecan mixture. 
5. Heat half of the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 3 chicken breasts for 2-3 minutes per side or until done. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken. 

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