Parmesan-Pecan Fried Chicken

Enjoy your meal with this crispy and nutty chicken - perfect for a hearty dinner.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2
lb uncooked chicken breast tenders (not breaded), cut into 1-inch-wide strips
1
cup buttermilk
1
cup ground pecans
2/3 cup yellow cornmeal
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1
tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1
tablespoon paprika
2
eggs, beaten
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Honey mustard, if desired
  • 1 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, place chicken and buttermilk. Seal bag; refrigerate 1 hour. Remove chicken from buttermilk, discarding buttermilk.
  • 2 In shallow bowl, mix pecans, cornmeal, cheese, Cajun seasoning and paprika. Dip chicken in eggs; roll in pecan mixture to coat, shaking off excess. In deep fryer or heavy Dutch oven, heat 1 1/2 inches oil to 350°F. Fry chicken in batches 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey mustard.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    581
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    37g
    37%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Sodium
    719mg
    719%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    44g
    44%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 6 Very Lean Meat; 6 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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