Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Pecaned Chicken

As they would say in the South: PEE Can-ed Chicken!
Sticking chicken in the oven can produce either the best dinner or a dried up tough to chew mess. For instance the basic boneless skinless chicken breast. If baked at 350 for 50 minutes it will be very dry. A simple change to 400 or 450 degrees and less time, say 15 to 20 minutes and it will be more juicy! If you don't want to play with any coating, just spray the baking dish and one side of a piece of parchment paper. Season the chicken, cover with the sprayed side against the chicken – so it wont stick – and you get a delightfully poached succulent piece of meat. ALWAYS let the meat rest after cooking and it will be even more juicy.

The idea of juicy chicken with a crust of crunchy pecans sounds good to slave, how about you?

¼ cup low fat mayonnaise
2 tbs all purpose flour
½ cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons paprika
¼ teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Rinse and pat dry the chicken then rub with cornstarch. Let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature.

Pre heat oven to 400. Set a rack over a lined baking sheet, spray with a quick burst of cooking spray.

Once the oven is up to temperature, spread the chicken breasts liberally with mayonnaise.

In a shallow bowl, mix the flour, pecans, seasonings. Roll each piece in the mixture and pat it into a coating. 

 Place each on the rack. Give the tops a quick burst of the spray.

Bake until the chicken is golden and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
Or until registers 165°F on an instant-read thermometer.

Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with fresh green beans and maybe a pasta or rice. 
Since slave is serving green beans, they will go in the oven along with the chicken for about the same length of time. All that is left to do is follow the directions on the rice side dish. (Boil water & butter basically).

How about a south land type of song?

Serving my Master Indy in any corner of the world He happens to be in!


To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

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The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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