One of my favorite simple chicken recipes is Pecan Crusted Chicken. The chicken is dipped in a honey mustard mixture and breaded with panco bread crumbs and chopped pecans. It has the most amazing crunch and a sweet and tangy flavor. I have made it with chicken breasts and chicken fingers, but especially love it as chicken fingers.
Pecan Crusted Chicken
3 chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded to 1/2 inch thick
1 cup honey
1/2 cup dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cups panco bread crumbs
1 cup finely ground pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a shallow bowl, mix together the honey, mustard and olive oil. In another shallow bowl, mix the panco breadcrumbs and pecans.
Dip the chicken into the honey mustard mixture and then into the panco breadcrumb mixture. Be sure to coat all sides of the chicken.
Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. For chicken strips, bake about 25-30 minutes.
Adapted from Fix, Freeze, Feast.