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Pecan Encrusted Chicken with Apple Salad and PB & Maple Dressing

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If you like a filling salad that is sweet and tangy this is the perfect salad.

Ingredients

  • 7 whole Chicken Tenderloins
  • 1 pinch Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Pecans, Chopped
  • ½ cups Plain Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 4 cups Baby Romaine
  • 2 whole Carrots, Julienne
  • ½ whole Red Delicious Apple
  • ½ whole Granny Smith Apple
  • ½ whole Cucumber, Sliced
  • ¼ cups Raisins (optional)
  • ½ cups Maple Syrup
  • 4 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice

Preparation

Chicken

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees, spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Season chicken tenders with salt & pepper.

If you don’t have bread crumbs, toast 3 pieces of bread and pulse in food processor.

Combined, chopped pecans and bread cumbs together with cinnamon & nutmeg.

Dredge chicken tenders in egg mixture, then dredge in pecan mixture.

Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Salad & Dressing

Combine veggies into a large bowl.

Combine maple syrup, peanut butter, apple cider vinegar, oil and lemon juice in bowl and whisk until well combined.

Toss salad with dressing.

Serve chicken over salad. Yum-E!

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Natalie | Perry's Plate on 3.17.2010

We loved this! I think that dressing, thickened a bit, could double as a fruit dip. I couldn’t keep my fingers out of the bowl. Thanks for a fantastic, different take on breaded chicken and salad.

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tjbaker on 3.2.2010

This looks so good. It’s something out of the ordinary for my family, yet has ingredients that we commonly have on hand. Can’t wait to try this!

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Svedipie on 2.23.2010

This was really good. I enjoyed the flavors. I think I will add a little cinnamon or nutmeg to the salad to meld the flavors together. I loved the crusted pecan flavor, but I’m becoming less of a fan of chicken these days, so I want to find something else that I could give the pecan crust flavor.

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t2nashville on 2.23.2010

I made this last night for dinner, and it was so yummy! To make it more low carb, I think I’ll just use pecan meal next time instead of the bread crumbs. I did not have the salad ingredients, so I used the dressing as a dipping sauce for the chicken. For low carb, I made it with sugar free maple syrup. It was all just delicious!

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chiefchick27 on 2.17.2010

Can’t wait to serve this weekend…a nice change!

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Niki on 1.2.2011

I searched for this recipe to make again and realized I hadn’t left a review. DELICIOUS! Chicken was perfectly crisped, apples were the perfect complement, and the dressing….omgoodness, soooo perfect! Thank you!

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Natalie | Perry's Plate on 5.19.2010

We loved this! I think that dressing, thickened a bit, could double as a fruit dip. I couldn’t keep my fingers out of the bowl. Thanks for a fantastic, different take on breaded chicken and salad.

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