Recipe by AZPARZYCH
Chicken breaded with panko crumbs, can sub boneless skinless chicken thighs for the breasts, just adjust cooking times.
Top Review by keikee
Five stars WITH a couple of changes. First, I double the recipe because the chicken is so good the next day! I use organic boneless chicken tenders & toast my pecans lightly before coarsely chopping with my biggest heaviest knife. I'm sure there's a name for that thing I just don't know what. So after I remove the membrane(the disgusting rubbery hard thing you'll bite into if it's not removed)gristle thing from each tender I go on with the rest of the recipe and bake on non stick aluminum foil covered sheet pan. I use spray olive oil and very lightly mist the pan before gently placing the tenders on the pan. I mix up dijon & honey as a dipping sauce for my grand youngins. On the side I make either wild, saffron or regular ol lite brown rice plus baby carrots or broccoli or both. My family loves this.
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup panko breadcrumbs, bread crumbs
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, finely chopped
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Mix maple syrup, mayo and salt in a shallow dish. In another shallow dish mix panko crumbs and pecans.
- Pound chicken breasts to 1/2-inch thickness.
- Dip chicken into syrup mixture, then into crumbs.
- Place on greased baking sheet (I use a cooling rack placed on a baking sheet so the chicken gets crispy on both sides).
- Spray top of the chicken with cooking spray.
- Bake 15-20 minutes, turning once (do not have to turn if you place on a rack) until thickest part of the chicken is 165 degrees F and the coating is golden brown.