I had no intentions of cooking tonight. I was going to eat the last of my mac & cheese. I had it for breakfast instead. Oops!
I also had a box of panko sitting out. I have plans to make something else with it. But then the maple pecan chicken recipe on the back of the box caught my eye.
Maple Pecan Chicken
Recipe from Progresso
1/4 cup Dark Amber maple syrup (This is the same syrup I used to make ribs.)
2 tbl mayo
3/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup panko
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless (or you can use chicken tenderloins)
Preheat oven to 400.
Mix maple syrup, mayo and salt into a small dish.
Mix panko and pecans into a separate small dish.
Dip the chicken into the syrup mixture. Then dip chicken into the crumb mixture.
Place dipped chicken onto a greased cookie sheet. Spray the top of chicken with cooking spray as well.
Bake for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken over. Bake for 10 more minutes.
The chicken smells so good while baking too!!! The syrup and pecans cooking….YUM!!! I really enjoyed this chicken too. Often when I bake chicken, it turns out dry. Not with this recipe…..moist & delicious! Eat up!!