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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad w/ HoneyMustard Dressing

Kara over at Kara's Kitchen Creations posted this recipe on my salad request post and it is SO YUMMY! Thank you so much Kara, my family loved it, including the kids. This chicken can be eaten alone or on a salad, it's that delicious! I do recommend drizzling the honey mustard over top, salad or not. The dressing is so good. This is a must try recipe!

Pecan Crusted Chicken
3 chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
heaping 1/2 cup pecans
15 Ritz crackers
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
pinch cayenne
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs

1.Combine pecans, crackers, salt, pepper and cayenne in a food processor or blender. Process until pecans are finely ground.
2. Place crumb mixture in a ziploc bag and mix milk and egg in a shallow dish.
3. Heat a skillet over medium high heat with about 1/2 inch oil for frying.
4. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then coat chicken in pecan mixture, pressing pecans into chicken.fry coated chicken in hot oil for 3-4 minutes per side.

Honey Mustard Dressing
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise

1.Chop garlic in food processor. Add honey, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, vinegar and mayo. Mix well and chill until ready to serve.

8 cups romaine lettuce, sliced
1 apple or pear, very thinly sliced (I used pear)
3 stalks celery, very thinly sliced
dried cranberries

1. Mix lettuce, celery, and craisins. Top with sliced chicken.
2. Drizzle dressing over top and enjoy!