Praline Chicken Recipe

  • on April 25, 2017
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Praline Chicken Recipe

Praline Chicken Recipe

Praline Chicken Recipe

Praline Chicken Recipe

Sweet maple syrup with pecans topping the perfectly cooked chicken is the best comfort food for the people who like the combination of sweet with the meat; uses only a limited number of ingredients to deliver a satisfying dinner to the table; it is flexible which makes it easier to tweak to suit your taste; use a tablespoon of white vinegar to reduce the sweetness if you don’t enjoy the sweet food.

Recipe Info:

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup pecans (chopped)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Rinse chicken under running water; with the help of paper towels pat dry the excess. Cover chicken breasts in a twofold plastic wrap or wax paper; flatten them to ½ inch thickness by pounding them with the flat side of a meat mallet. Repeat the process for all pieces.


Sprinkle pieces with 2 tablespoons of Creole seasonings evenly on all sides.


Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium-high flame. When butter foam begins to subside, place seasoned chicken pieces carefully in the skillet. If the skillet is not large enough to hold all the pieces in a single layer without crowding it, work in batches. Cook for 10 minutes 5 minutes per each side turning twice during the process until chicken turns golden brown and cooks through. Transfer browned chicken to a plate using a slotted spoon. Repeat the process with the remaining chicken.


To the butter in the skillet add ¼ cup maple syrup with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil; taste it; add/adjust spices and its quantities to your requirements; reduce heat to low medium; add chopped pecans to the sauce; cook for 1-2 minutes until pecans heated through; off the heat.


Arrange the chicken on serving platters; spoon the pecan mixture over the chicken; serve hot over a bed of rice with steamed vegetables on the side.


Notes & Tips:

  • Cooking time varies according to the thickness of the chicken.
  • Any part of the chicken can be used for this recipe.
  • Increase/decrease maple syrup and sugar depending on your sweet food tolerance.
  • Butter and olive oil can be used in 1:1 ratio instead of butter.
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