Pecan Crusted Chicken

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 55mins




  • Prepare chicken breasts into cutlets, cutting into thirds and gently pounding to an even thickness of 1/2 inch (easier and cleaner if done between two layers of plastic wrap).
  • Blend egg whites, cornstarch, and lemon juice with a fork in a wide, shallow dish; set aside.
  • Combine bread crumbs, parsley, salt, pepper, zest, pecans, and seasonings in another wide shallow dish.
  • Crust chicken breasts by dipping both sides of prepared chicken into egg white mixture. Then applying crumbs to both sides, patting them on as much as possible. Transfer to a cookie rack to air-dry on both sides for 20-30 minutes. (This will set crust so it will stay on chicken and crisp up nicely).
  • Sauté chicken in oil in a large, nonstick, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp on bottom. Turn carefully with a spatula and transfer the skillet to the oven to finish cooking. This should take about 8 more minutes. Don't overcook, you don't want it to dry out.