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Parmesan-Pecan Fried Chicken

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Parmesan-Pecan Fried Chicken
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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Enjoy your meal with this crispy and nutty chicken - perfect for a hearty dinner.
Updated Mar 8, 2012

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    The key to crispy fried chicken is to keep the oil at 350°F. Remember the oil temperature drops a bit each time you add chicken to the hot oil, so don’t add too many pieces at once.

Nutrition Information

581 Calories, 37g Total Fat, 44g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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