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01 April 2009

Honey Pecan Chicken

No pictures for this one guys. I know you are disappointed but relax, sit down, and enjoy the ride. I told you I love food porn, therefor I have a massive cookbook collection. I have made few things out of any of the cookbooks but I have them and that's all that matters. the one great thing is that with the advent of the Internet I can look at recipes all day long for FREE!! I love it, only problem is that I then print, print, print and now I have tons of 8 1/2 x 11 pages that don't fit into my recipe card book. Every once in a blue moon I get pissed off at the stack of recipes and purge some and write down the rest to be filed in my card index. Oh the joys of cooking. Going back to my non-virtual cookbooks, I have had this weight watchers cookbook for years and only ever made one thing out of it, Wild Mushroom Risotto, which is damn good by the way ( I will hook y'all up with the recipe one day). I was skimming through it the other day, checking out the pictures, getting hungrier by the second when I saw a dish called honey pecan chicken. Well the name sounded tasty so that was check one. Then I noticed the recipe contained 5 ingredients, one of which was chicken, huge check two for me. Then I saw the picture and man did it look good. I decided okay time to break out of my one recipe per cookbook mold that I had been following. So I made it and I am glad I did. This is definitely a recipe to move into your regular rotation. I served it with broiled asparagus and mashed potatoes but most anything would go well with it. Good eats my friends.

Honey Pecan Chicken
2 or 3 thin cut chicken breasts (or you can just pound the ones you got thin)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (can do in a food processor or can put in a bag and pound away)
2 tbsp crushed cornflakes ( can also use total)
2 tbsp honey
2tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce (I used Cantonese sauce b/c it was all I had and it tasted just as good)

-Preheat the oven to 425
-Mix the pecans and cornflakes and put on a flat dish with a lip
-Mix the honey and soy sauce together in a bowl
-Dip the chicken in the honey mixture, then the pecan mixture, then place on a greased dish
**for easy clean up just put foil over the dish, spray the foil with PAM, and put the chicken on that. Throw foil away after.
-Bake the chicken for 10-15 minutes. If the chicken is thin it wont take long to cook so keep an eye on it.
-Eat the chicken

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