Pecan Crusted Chicken and Apple Salad with PB & Maple Dressing

Pecan Crusted Chicken with Apple Salad w/ PB & Maple Dressing

Pecan Encrusted Chicken with Apple Salad and PB & Maple DressingAh the weekend is finally here can I get a YIPEEEEEE! This weekend is going to be a busy weekend though because we are having company over tomorrow and we leave for a mini vacation on Monday, which I am soooooo ready for!

Yesterday I posted a recipe to use as “inspiration” and soon after I posted the recipe it gave me this idea. I noodled on it most of the day and even though I initially was thinking of giving my kitchen the day off, I just had to make it. I swear it has become like a sickness lately. I am walking around with a note book writing down ideas that are constantly popping into my head. I think I may just convert my house into a permanent soup kitchen for my friends. If your my friend I will feed you….lol.

Ok back to the salad. I was super pleased with the results! It was yummy scrumptiousness and it looks so pretty! The dressing was perfect it was sweet and tangy and went perfectly with with the chicken. Of course as usually my brain got over stimulated while making it and I wasn’t paying complete attention to my measurements, but I think this is about right. :D


Pecan Encrusted Chicken with Apple Salad and PB & Maple DressingChicken

 

7 Chicken Tenderloins
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 nutmeg
1 egg
salt & pepper

Salad

1/2 red delicious apple, thinnly sliced
1/2 granny smith apple, thinnly sliced
Baby Romaine
cucumber, sliced
carrot, shredded
raisins (optional)

Dressing

1/2 cup maple syrup
4 Tbs peanut butter
2 Tbs apple cider vinegar
2 Tbs vegtable oil
2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions:

Chicken

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees, spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Season chicken tenders with salt & pepper.

If you don’t have bread crumbs, toast 3 pieces of bread and pulse in food processor.

Combined, chopped pecans and breadcumbs together with cinnamon & nutmeg.

Dredge chicken tenders in egg mixture, then dredge in pecan mixture.

Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

Salad & Dressing

Combine veggies into a large bowl.

Combine dressing ingrediants in bowl and whisk until well combined.

Toss salad with ddressing.

Serve chicken over salad. Yum-E!

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