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
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
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!