Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Oven Baked Pecan Crusted Chicken Strips and BIG News!!!

This is a cinch to make and transforms chicken strips into a tasty, crunchy, new family favorite!

1 cup pecan halves
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1-1/2 tablespoons Emeril's Essence
2 large eggs
1/2 cup olive oil
2 lbs. chicken breast filets

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line a baking sheet with foil and place a rack on the baking sheet.  Spray the rack lightly with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine the pecan halves, bread crumbs and 1 tablespoon of Emeril's Essence in the food processor.  Pulse for 30 to 45 seconds.  Pour into a shallow dish.

In another shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, olive oil and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of Emeril's Essence.

Dip each chicken strip in the egg mixture and then dredge each strip on the pecan mixture.  Gently shake off any excess breading from the chicken strips.

Place the breaded chicken strips on the prepared baking rack and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once halfway through, until the strips are cooked through and the crust is golden brown.

Remove the chicken from the oven and serve with a side of your favorite mustard or mustard sauce.

Here's the receipt for Emeril's Essence.

2-1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and store in an air-tight container.

Now for the BIG News!!!!

Yes, it's that time again, the 2013 Blogger Party!!!!  Can you even believe this is our 4th year?  It's way too much fun to quit now!

Larry (Big Dude's Eclectic Ramblings) and his wife, Bev hosted our preliminary planning party this past weekend.  Chris (Nibble Me This) and his wife, Alexis, A.J. and I met at almost Heaven South to start planning our 4th Annual Blogger Party.

the preliminary planning took about 5 minutes and we spent the rest of the afternoon eating, drinking and catching up with each other..just plain having a great time!

So start making your plans to attend.  The Blogger Party will be Sunday, May 26, 2013 (Memorial Day Weekend) and our theme is an Hawaiian Luau!

We still have more details to work out and will publish more in April, but please add this to your calendar and plan to join us to Eat, Drink and Get Leid'd!!


Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Hey Katherine and AJ... Looking forward to another fun time... Count on Jackie and me to be there... Hoping Larry and Chris are roasting a pig!

Pam said...

Yay!!! I'm going to have the hubs put it on his calendar early!

Quinn said...

Just found your blog via Thistle Cove Farm, and I'm so glad I did! I'll be trying this recipe soon - thanks :)

Claudia said...

Love pecan-crusted chicken and always looking for new ways to do this. Looks picture-perfect!

David said...

Katherine... This is a nice simple and great looking recipe! We're always looking for variations for chicken entrees... As for the blogger party, count Laurie and I in for sure! Let us know what we should bring... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

I bet these pecans really do make that taste fantastic.

Debbie said...

I wished I lived closer because I would love to visit you...I'm sure that we'd have a blast. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed because ya never know!!!!

Blond Duck said...

They sound wonderful! And the party sounds great!

Lea Ann said...

The ingredients for these chicken strips sound like a tasty combination. And thanks for the recipe for Emeril's seasoning. I'd love to come to the party this year.

Big Dude said...

It's been a long time since we had and loved pecan crusted chicken. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe.

Chris said...

Wait...we're having a party? ;)