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Chicken Breasts in Pecan Sauce

Chicken Breasts in Pecan Sauce
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
Treat your guests with these chicken breasts served with pecan sauce - a tasty dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • About 1 cup milk (enough to cover pecans)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Mexican-style sour cream
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • Pomegranate seeds, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    Soak pecans in milk 2 hours.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease or spray cookie sheet. Sprinkle salt and pepper on chicken. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Cook chicken in oil 5 minutes, turning once. Place chicken on cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in blender, place pecans with milk, Mexican-style sour cream, cream cheese, nutmeg, salt and bouillon granules. Cover; blend on high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until consistency of sauce. Pour into 2-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.
  • 4
    Serve sauce over chicken. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
690mg
29%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
4g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • Treat your guests with these chicken breasts served with pecan sauce - a tasty dinner.
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