All American Fried Chicken

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All American Fried Chicken
Source: Chef Franklin Becker

Boneless chicken breast coated in pecans and lightly fried.

Rating:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: EASY

Nutrition Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 338.1

Total Carbs 2.4 g

Dietary Fiber 1.4 g

Sugars 0.9 g

Total Fat 20.5 g

Saturated Fat 2.2 g

Unsaturated Fat 18.3 g

Potassium 472.7 mg

Protein 36.2 g

Sodium 155.9 mg

Ingredients
16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts , butterflied and lightly pounded (4-4 oz. Pieces)
1/2 cup chopped pecans , divided, 1/4 cup finely ground and 1/4 cup coarsely ground
1 eggs , beaten
4 egg whites , beaten
2 pinch black pepper , freshly ground, to taste
2 pinch salt , to taste (optional)
2 tbsp safflower oil (oil for frying)

Directions
1 Season the chicken with salt (optional) and freshly ground black pepper. Combine the eggs and egg whites in a bowl.
2 Dip the chicken into the finely chopped nuts and coat.
3 Next, dip the chicken into the beaten egg mixture, and then into the coarsely ground nuts, coating evenly.
4 Fry the chicken on medium heat until golden brown, approximately 4 minutes per side.
5 When removing the chicken, handle with care, and place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
6 Season with salt (optional) and pepper to taste, and serve.

Additional Information
Filberts or blanched almonds can be substituted for the pecan

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