Maple syrup is the surprise coating in chicken dunked in chopped pecans in this wonderful alternative to fried chicken.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
On waxed paper, combine pecans, flour, and salt.
Brush chicken breasts all over with maple syrup. Coat chicken breasts completely with nut mixture.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat butter or margarine and oil until butter melts. Add chicken, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes until chicken is browned on all sides and tender. Use additional oil if needed.