Pecan Encrusted Chicken Fingers

Pecan encrusted chicken tenders on a plate with dipping sauce

After trying these Pecan Encrusted Chicken Fingers they will be one of your favorite healthy chicken recipes. Served with the Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce, this recipe will be one to keep handy to use over and over.

Using egg whites and baking instead of deep-frying, this recipe for Pecan Encrusted Chicken Fingers has less calories and fat than a regular fried chicken recipe.

1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 large egg white
1 c. fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 c. pecans, chopped very fine
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 lb. chicken breast tenders
Cooking spray
2 tbsp. stone-ground mustard
2 tbsp. honey

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a shallow dish: stir well. Combine breadcrumbs and next 7 ingredients in a nother shallow dish.
  3. Dip chicken tenders in egg white mixture. Dredge chicken in breadcrumb mixture, pressing firmly to coat. Place chicken on a wire rack and let stand 10 minutes. Place a jelly-roll pan in oven to heat while chicken stands.
  4. Coat chicken tenders well with cooking spray. Remove hot pan from oven and coat with cooking spray. Place chicken onpan in a single layer. Bake at 450° for 20 - 25 minutes or until chicken is done.
  5. While Pecan Encrusted Chicken Fingers bake, combine ground mustard and honey in a small bowl stirring well. Serve with chicken tenders. Yields 4 servings.

A little honey trivia:
Honey was most likely the first sweet 'treat' that humans discovered.

Pecan Encrusted Chicken Fingers is one of many chicken recipes that you will enjoy.

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