Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
I had this appetizer at a potluck last evening and thought they were great. Recipe is courtesy of the hostess, Diane. I think it will be easier to use the chicken tenderloins (tenders) from the grocery to make these and make a pretty presentation.
- 2 cups Bourbon
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1⁄2 cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 3 cups flour, divided
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- 4 (7 ounce) chicken breasts
- 4 ounces clarified butter
- For Bourbon Sauce:.
- In a large pot, reduce the bourbon by 1/3. Add corn syrup and molasses; cook for five minutes.
- For Chicken:.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat the eggs and milk together in a large bowl.
- Place pecans and 2 cups flour in food processor.
- Blend until pecans are finely chopped. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in remaining flour, dip in egg wash and then dredge in pecan flour. Make sure the chicken is completely coated.
- Place a large oven-proof skillet on medium to high heat.
- Heat clarified butter and place the 4 chicken breasts in skillet.
- Cook chicken only one side for a few minutes, turning them once they are golden brown.
- Place skillet in oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
- Slice chicken on the diagonal into ½ inch-wide strips.
- Serve with bourbon dipping sauce.