Chicken Filets With Pecan or Walnut Crust

"Deliciously moist and crunchy chicken with a tangy apricot - ginger - soy dipping sauce. Serve it with cous-cous or rice pilaw and your favorite veggies of the season."
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  • Put pecans and bread crumbs together in a food processor and and pulse a couple of times until mixture is finely ground and well mixed, empty on a plate.
  • Lightly pound filets between two sheets of wax paper, moisten them with a dash of lemon juice and add salt to taste.
  • Dredge filets on both sides in crumb - nut mixture, using the palm of your hand to pat it on, shake off excess.
  • Heat coconut oil In a heavy skillet, add chicken and saute on both sides until nice and brown. Turn only once. Work in batches if necessary.
  • Do not let the oil get too hot otherwise the nuts will turn bitter.
  • In a small skillet heat apricot jam and soy sauce with the rest of the lemon juice, add grated ginger and chili flakes to taste. Heat through.
  • Divide chicken filets between 4 heated plates, garnish with lemon wedge and cilantro.
  • Serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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  1. Noni Suzanne
    By far one of the easiest and tastiest chicken dishes I have ever made or had...seriously! This was so easy to make and very moist and tender with a wonderful dipping sauce. I made exactly as written, using walnuts rather than pecans. I really think the coconut oil for sauteing gives this a wonderful flavor so please don't use any other was so worth it. As my grandson kept saying: "this is hecka good chicken"! Made for Fall 09 PAC
  2. ElizabethKnicely
    This was really good and fairly easy to make. The only problem I have is that the coconut oil cost $8.96 for a 12 ounce jar. That being said, this will not be something I will be able to afford to make very often. We did really enjoy the flavors and the dipping sauce, but I don't think it would taste the same using a different oil. Thanks for another great recipe that I can use for special occasions gemini08. Made for Spring 2013 PAC.
  3. Mia in Germany
    This is an incredibly good chicken! I used gluten free breadcrumbs made from rice cereal and pecans, otherwise made exactly as written. The sauce is awesome, and so easy to put together. Thanks for another winner!<br/>Made for PAC Spring 2012.


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