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Chicken with Pecan Cream and Mushrooms

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro
Yield 6 servings
A simple chicken sauté gets an elegant makeover. You can also serve with rice or orzo to soak up the succulent sauce. This sauce is also great made with roasted almond butter.


  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 6 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups cooked egg noodles
  • Chopped parsley (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 378
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 12.8 g
  • satfat 1.6 g
  • monofat 6.5 g
  • polyfat 3.8 g
  • protein 33.9 g
  • carbohydrate 31.2 g
  • fiber 3.7 g
  • cholesterol 101 mg
  • iron 3.4 mg
  • sodium 573 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place pecans in a food processor; process until smooth (about 1 minute), scraping sides of bowl once. With processor on, add water and 3/4 teaspoon salt; process until smooth, scraping sides of bowl once.

  2. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

  4. Add shallots and mushrooms to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Stir in pecan cream; bring to a boil. Cook 1 1/2 minutes. Place 2/3 cup noodles on each of 6 plates. Top each serving with 1 chicken breast half and 1/3 cup sauce. Garnish with parsley, if desired.