Monday, April 16, 2012

Pecan and Goat Cheese Crusted Chicken

It's Secret Recipe Club time again. For those of you who aren't familiar with the group, you can find the details here. As soon as I receive my assigned blogger for the month, I check out their blog. It's fun to get to know a little bit about the blogger and read through their recipes.

This month I was assigned Fallon's Cucina. She's a fitness guru who enjoys sharing her recipes with friends and family. Fallon has lots of delicious recipes on her blog, it was hard to choose just one. Since I belong to a couple of baking groups, I try to choose a savory recipe for SRC. I'm always looking for new chicken recipes, especially those that are a little "dressed up".

My husband doesn't really care for mustard so I left it off of his piece of chicken. I didn't think the mustard flavor was very strong but I know he would have picked it out! I loved this recipe. I could just eat the topping. The tang of the goat cheese mixed with the sweetness of the honey and the crunch of the pecans is delicious.

If you're looking for a new chicken recipe for a weeknight dinner or weekend dinner party, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed.



Pecan and Goat Cheese Crusted Chicken
Adapted from The Foodie and The Family courtesy of Fallon's Cucina

Ingredients
4 chicken breasts
1-2 tablespoons grainy mustard
2 teaspoons clover honey
1 cup raw pecans, crushed
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine the honey, crushed pecans, goat cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Put the chicken breast onto a baking sheet that has been oiled with olive oil or use a nonstick foil/parchment paper. Season with salt and pepper on both sides and brush the chicken breast with mustard. Press the pecan/goat cheese mixture onto the top of the chicken breasts. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday!


20 comments:

  1. pecan and goat cheese - thats a great combo!

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  2. I love the sound of that crust too - Normally I also like to look out for new chicken recipes for SRC.

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  3. I am a chicken fan too! This one sure looks full of flavor. The crust, I am sure, kept the chicken real moist!

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  4. These are gorgeous! They sound wonderful!

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  5. Great combo Julie! I'm always on the hunt for delicious chicken and I think you've created some here. Hugs from Idaho!

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  6. this looks fantastic :) Love the flavor fusions!

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  7. Hi Julie,
    We are going to love this recipe, I can't wait to make it! It is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen

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  8. I love this idea and I AM always looking for new ways to make chicken! I'm stopping by from SRC but be sure to stop by Seasonal Potluck this month. We have peas AND rhubarb link parties open! We'd love if you'd share any recipes you may have http://bit.ly/H9XJGB

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  9. YUM Your chicken looks fantastic! Had did you manage to keep everything inside the chicken?

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  10. That's a lot of flavor and looks great.

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  11. That looks like a great topping for the chicken. I like how the "crust" turned out.

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  12. just looking at this I know it is going to be really tasty good.
    Rita

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  13. This is a wonderful way to serve chicken...the coating really seals in the juices too. I would really enjoy this dish. Thanks for sharing.

    Velva

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  14. this chicken looks simply amazing, I would love to make it

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  15. I'd love this. Goat cheese and pecans, such a delicious combination, it looks fantastic!

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  16. What a delicious-looking chicken preparations! Pecans are a favorite and I would like the mustard too.

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  17. YUM! Must Pin this so I can keep the recipe!

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  18. Julie this chicken look absolutely yummy!!! I wanna make soon! Im following you!

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  19. Julie, that Chicken looks so good I can almost taste it! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. I really think that since this chicken looks delicious I might become addicted to it

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