How about pecan crusted chicken? If you can answer a few questions you can easily make it.
Can you operate a nut cracker? (This one was a gift from the in-laws). If that's a no, you can buy some pecans already shelled.
Partner in Grime demonstrates with a walnut
Can you melt some butter in the microwave and add a splash of maple syrup and bourbon to it? If that's a no - head to McDonalds right now, there is no hope for you.
With the kitchen remodel in place we're working on a tiny temporary counter.
Can you whack a chicken breast with a meat mallet? If that's a no because you don't have one - get some parchment paper and your favorite whacking implement from the shop.
Can you dip a piece of chicken in the butter and then roll in the pecan crumbs. Yes!
Measurements are estimates - I usually cook by the eyeball method with the exception of baked desserts.
Pecan Crusted Chicken
In a pie pan place:
1 and 1/3 cup pecan crumbs (more or less depending on how big your chicken pieces are)
A pinch of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon Bragg's Herb and Spice Seasoning (salt free blend found at most good health food stores) or herb seasoning blend of your choice
Whack two large boneless chicken breasts between parchment paper until slightly flattened
In a bowl melt 1/2 stick butter
add a moderate splash of maple syrup (about 2 Tablespoons)
and a splash of Bourbon (1-2 Tablespoons)
Heat a cast iron pan on the stove set at high, (melting a Tablespoon of butter in each pan you use) -
Dip chicken in melted butter mixture and then coat with crumbs.
Saute on high 6- 8 minutes per side (or until lightly browned) then reduce heat to low and cook until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F, while you prepare your sides. When meat is done, remove from pan to plate and lightly cover with foil while you ready your plates. (The chicken will raise another 5 degrees while you do this).
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Cut into serving size pieces and serve with sides of your choice (in this case, pasta tossed with olive oil, freshly grated Parmesan and herbs with green beans simmered with a dash of bacon fat with homemade bread.