Pecan-Crusted Grilled Chicken

Author: Canadian Living

Executive chef Linda Hatt's special touch is the not-too-sweet red currant glaze she drizzles over the crusted chicken.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely whole wheat crackers finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecan toasted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Red Currant Glaze:
  • 1/3 cup red currant jelly
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon chicken stock

Method

Red Currant Glaze: In small saucepan, bring jelly, wine and stock to simmer over medium-low heat, stirring; simmer, stirring, until syrupy, about 6 minutes. Set aside. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days. Rewarm.)

Meanwhile, in shallow bowl, mix together crackers, cheese, pecans and basil. Set aside.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. One at a time, press into cracker mixture, turning to coat. Transfer to waxed paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.)

Place chicken on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill until crusty and golden, about 5 minutes. Using metal spatulas under and over chicken, turn and grill until crusty on both sides and juices run clear when chicken is pierced, turning again if necessary to prevent burning, about 5 minutes. Serve drizzled with Red Currant Glaze.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 274 mg
  • Protein 35 g
  • Calories 276.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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