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  • 4 - skinless, boneless chicken breasts (8 oz. each)
  • 1 cups - low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 cups - toasted pecans
  • 1 cups - panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Place chicken breasts between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; gently flatten each piece to 1/3-inch thickness using a meat mallet or heavy small skillet.

    2. Place chicken into a large bowl. Pour buttermilk over chicken; cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

    3. Place toasted pecans and panko in a food processor; pulse until fine. Transfer mixture to a large rimmed dish.

    4. Remove the marinated chicken breasts from buttermilk; shake off excess buttermilk. Evenly coat chicken with breading mixture. Place chicken onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; bake 25-30 minutes or until crispy and golden.

    5. Season with salt and pepper; serve immediately.

    Brief Description

    Healthy baked chicken with only 4 ingredients.

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    Category:  Poultry

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 1 hour(s) 15 min
    Cook Time: 30 min


    Serving size: one 8-oz chicken breast. Per serving: Calories 307; fat 10g (sat 2g, mono 5g, poly 3g); cholesterol 126 mg; protein 47g; carbohydrate 4g; sugars 1g; fiber 1g; iron 2g; sodium 138g; calcium 45 mg.


    Health magazine - Claire Robinson

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    December 28, 2015

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