Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Toasted Pecan Chicken


My Mom has been raving about this dish for years.  I've resisted making it because it just didn't sound good to me.  Boy, was I wrong.  This was absolutely delicious!  The sauce was so yummy.  I am going to double it next time so I can pour it over the rice.

The original recipe used toasted almonds.  I love almonds, but I didn't have any on hand.  I used toasted pecans and it was great.  This only takes about 20 minutes to make.  I served the chicken over some Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - I love that it is ready in 90 seconds in the microwave! Make this tonight.  Trust me - everyone will love it!






Toasted Pecan Chicken
(Printable Recipe)


4 boneless chicken breasts
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
2 Tbsp orange marmalade
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
3/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Pound chicken thin between wax paper.  Season with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, melt butter.  Cook chicken over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.  Remove chicken from skillet.

Reduce heat to medium, add whipping cream, marmalade, and mustard, stir well. Add chicken, sprinkle with pecans, and cook 8 min or until sauce thickens.

Serve over rice, if desired.

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18 comments:

  1. Do the nuts stay hard or do they soften up a bit?

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  2. TheMoMo - the nuts weren't super crispy, but they weren't mushy. I toasted them prior to putting them in the sauce. If you want them softer, don't toast them. If you want them super crispy - add them right before serving.

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  4. This sounds really good and I'd love to make it but my husband is allergic to oranges, so I can't use the marmalade. Do you think I may be able to use something else? And if so, do you have any suggestions? I'm sure you hear it all the time but I love your blog and I tell everyone about it :)

    Lisa D.

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  5. Lisa - what about trying an apple jelly in place of the orange marmalade? I think the flavors would work.

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  6. Ooh...that sounds good. I bet it would be great with pork chops too. I will have to try this soon. Thanks! :)

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  7. I think I figured out how to add my name instead of being "Unknown" lol

    Thanks again!

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  8. now I can understand the taste differences between me and my mom....cause she ate all kinds of stuff that they'd have to pry my mouth open with a crowbar to put it in

    glad you trusted your mom's tastes on this one

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  9. Pineapple preserves would be very good!

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  10. This would be delicious with almonds!

    I may not use the marmalade and stir in a little sour cream and see what happens :)

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  11. I just know I will love this! Can't wait to try it..the flavors sound perfect...

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  12. I just made this tonight. Definitely going to add it to the rotation. I subbed homemade apricot jam for the orange marmalade and it worked great.

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  13. Made this tonight for dinner! Holy moly was it good!! Thank you! for the recipe

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  14. Made this tonight for dinner! Holy moly was it good!! Thank you! for the recipe

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  15. What can be subbed for the heavy whipping cream? I am on a diet and I don't buy that sort of stuff. Looks awesome though.

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  16. Angela - you can use evaporated milk or half & half. You might want to add a touch of flour with the milk to help it thicken up. Enjoy!

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  17. We made this tonight and it was amazing. It was a definite "make again" dish. Thank you!

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