Nuts about chicken…like really, all over it

Sunday night.  As always, time to cook meals for the rest of the week.  Yet, tonight I felt daring.  I hadn’t had this for fear of the “evil fats” that would be in it but as I try to improve my diet and healthy I’m trying to focus on healthy fats.  So I decided to make candied pecan chicken.  I couldn’t find a recipe that really suited what I wanted–which is usually the case.  For the most part I know what I want to do and thus realy don’t need a recipe.  Here’s what I used:

  • Chicken Breasts
  • BBQ sauce (Budweiser bbq sauce?  It was on sale…Not too bad either)
  • Emeralds nuts candied Pecans (delicious)

I covered the trimmed chicken breast in the bbq sauce and then placed the pecans that I minced on top.  The barbeque sauce is neccessary to help the pecans stick as well as create a sweet and salty taste for the pallette.  Pecan are a fantastic source of healthy fats; the top nuts being Pecans, walnuts, and almonds.  Peanuts are great too, but I think they’re not actually nuts, they’re legumes…you can check that though, still a great source of omega-3’s and protein.

I then baked them in the oven for 20-25 minutes somewhere between 370-400 degrees.  Unlike those nice digital ovens, I have to “use my knob,” as Emeril would say.

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This is how it came out…and it really was awesome!

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