Chicken with Pecan Sauce

Chicken with Pecan Sauce

 

In this easy-to-prepare dish, chicken is lightly coated in flour and pan-fried. The pecans add a rich flavor to the sauce. Roasted summer squash and zucchini round out the meal (and soak up extra sauce!).

Chicken with Pecan Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 chicken breast, halved and pounded to 1/2″ thickness
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 3 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme

Preparation

  1. Melt 1 tbsp. of butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add pecans, stirring often, until toasted and fragrant, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan.
  2. Sprinkle chicken breast halves with salt and pepper; dredge in flour.
  3. Add oil to skillet, and cook chicken 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove chicken to serving plates and top with pecans.
  4. Add chicken broth to skillet and simmer for 2 minutes, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add sugar, vinegar, and thyme; cook for 3-4 minutes or until sugar is melted and sauce has  thickened slightly. Whisk in 1 tbsp. butter.  Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.