Pecan Crusted Chicken

Crispy panko bread crumbs and pecans coat chicken breasts that are first dipped in yogurt--they’re cooked until crispy and golden.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 3

Ingredients

3
to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
3/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1/2
cup chopped pecans
2
tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
container (6 oz) Greek Fat Free plain yogurt
3
tablespoons olive oil or butter

  • 1 Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick.
  • 2 In shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, pecans and parsley. In another shallow dish, place yogurt. Dip chicken into yogurt, then coat with crumb mixture.
  • 3 In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Cook chicken in oil 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown.

Expert Tips

You can substitute chopped walnuts or almonds for the pecans.

To complete the meal, serve with mashed potatoes and fresh broccoli with lemon-pepper seasoning and breadsticks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
340),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
38g
38%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
520mg
520%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.