Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pecan Crusted Chicken

I've joined a group of girls for a weight loss/fitness challenge now that the new year has arrived.  You can find us on Instagram under #alittletoofluffy.  We're all hoping that by the end of the six weeks we'll be a lot less fluffy!!

Because I had so much success with paleo in the fall I've decided to use that plan again until I lose the rest of this stubborn baby weight.  To get started this week I modified one of my old favorites to make it paleo friendly.  It's easy and delicious!

Pecan-Crusted Chicken

3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
2 T coconut or other paleo friendly flour
2 T minced fresh parlsey
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 egg
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 T olive oil

Mustard Sauce (if you aren't following the paleo plan)
1/2 cups sour cream or Greek yoghurt
2 T Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp sugar

In a shallow bowl combine the first 7 ingredients.  I put mine in the food processor to make the breading a little more uniform.  In another shallow bowl beat the egg.  Dip the chicken in the egg and then roll it in the pecan mixture.  In a large skillet cook the chicken for 15-20 minutes or until the juices run clear.  

If you aren't following the paleo plan or are following it loosely you can use the mustard sauce.  It's super easy and yummy!  To make it just whisk the 3 ingredients together!

This is a healthy and flavorful dish.  I served it with steamed broccoli and Rosemary Sweet Potatoes.


Sugar Aunts said...

Oh, this looks amazing! What a great blog you have here. Found you on the Share the Love Blog Hop. We are your newest follower and would love if you would stop by and follow us in return :)

la petite lulu said...

Ohh, that sounds delicious! I can't get enough of pecans, I'm going to have to give this a try!

Jenny @ Creatively Blooming said...

Yum! I'm pinning this and hopefully trying it soon!

Alecia @ ChickenScratch NY said...

I love pecans and chickens! My husband and I are on our 3rd week of paleo, just posted a recipe:

Once I get my coconut flour I'll put this on the menu!

ShockinglyDomestic said...

Wow this looks delicious and good for you too. I did not buy chicken breast this week but next week I think I will make it. Thanks a bunch for the awesome recipe.

Jill said...

That chicken looks yummy! Good luck with your challenge Laura!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

cindy said...

I'm visiting from the Craft-O-Matic linky party. This recipe looks awesome - I think I'll give it a try! I'm also going to follow your group on Instagram - sound interesting.

Anonymous said...

Yummy! We are visiting via Making the World Cuter Monday. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

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Tina´s PicStory said...

that looks sooo yummy :)

Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen said...

Paleo or not this looks great! and I know I am a little too fluffy! Thanks so much for Linking up at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

Jen @ de Jong Dream House said...

Yum! This looks so good! I'm adding it to my menu for next week. Thanks!

Bethany said...

Looks yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

Heather Whoneedsacape said...

This sounds delicious - always looking for a new way to make chicken!

Found you at Smart School House!

mary_smith said...

This looks (and sounds) absolutely fantastic! YUM!

Anonymous said...

Hubby and I are back and forth from gluten free to paleo. It's easier for us to stick with whole hearted paleo! This looks delish and I'm pinning right now. Visiting from Thriftiness Miss blog hop. Love for you to stop by too (I have a few paleo friendly recipes, along with non paleo, there too)

Xmasdolly said...

Oh Yum, thanks for sharing. I'm your latest follower from Friendly Friday Blog hop. Have a great weekend & hope you can stop by & do the same! said...

Looks delicious! I'm not up on paleo diets, but if it involves food that looks like this, I'm in! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend! said...

Your website design is beautiful. I love the colors!

Thank you for this fantastic recipe. Nut crusted chicken is soooo good, but I've only tried it with almonds. I'm excited to try pecans.

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