I was going to title this recipe Crack Chicken because it really is that addictive. Well, I've never smoked crack, but I hear it's pretty addictive. I've made it a few different ways, and it always comes out delicious. So delicious that when I wake up circa 3 am for my maternity micturation, I can't stop thinking about it.
Feel free to get creative with this recipe when it comes to the nuts portion. I've used pecans, pistachios and coconut flakes (on separate occasions) and they were all scrumptious!
4 large chicken breasts, butterflied into 2 or 3 fillets per breast so they are nice and thin, then season with salt and pepper.
In bowl, whisk:
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup dijon mustard
In another bowl, mix:
1.5 cups breadcrumbs (panko or regular, just make sure they are plain)
1 cup chopped/pulverized nuts or coconut (I use my generic Magic bullet to make a rough powdery substance)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spray 2 baking sheets with Pam.
Dip chicken into honey/oil/mustard mixture and then into breadcrumb/nut mixture and place on baking sheet. Continue until all chicken fillets are on the pans, and then spray the top of each fillet with Pam.
Bake until thoroughly cooked, about 20 minutes.
Invite me over for dinner :)