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