Pecan-Crusted Chicken Breasts With Maple-Dijon Sauce

Recipe by Whats Cooking
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Whisk 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup mustard, wine, garlic and sage in a bowl. Pour into a heavy Ziploc bag. Add chicken, turning to coat all sides. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight, turning once.
  • To make sauce: Whisk maple syrup with 4 tablespoons Dijon. Taste and add 1 or 2 more teaspoons Dijon to taste. (Sauce may be refrigerated overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.) Mix pecans, flour, salt and pepper on a plate. Remove chicken from marinade. Coat chicken on both sides with pecan mixture. If time permits, refrigerate at least 1 hour to help crumbs adhere.
  • In a large skillet, heat remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken. Cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Place on greased, rimmed baking sheet. (Cooled breasts may be refrigerated covered for several hours.).
  • Preheat oven to 425°. Bake chicken until cooked through, about 12 minutes, if at room temperature; 16-18 minutes, if chilled. Transfer to plates, drizzle with maple-mustard sauce and pass the rest.
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