Hazelnut Chicken

Hazelnut Chicken Recipe
Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Cindy Barr

 

Hazelnut Chicken delivers full flavors of Dijon mustard, hazelnuts, sage, and red wine, and is ready in less than 40 minutes.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half and about 3 tablespoons sauce)

Recipe from

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Nutritional Information

Calories 419
Fat 18.4 g
Satfat 3.7 g
Monofat 9.9 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 41.3 g
Carbohydrate 17.3 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 161 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 444 mg
Calcium 41 mg

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 large egg
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1/3 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
1 1/2 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons chopped shallots
3/4 cup unsalted chicken stock
1/2 cup ruby port or other sweet red wine
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons unsalted butter

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Place a wire rack on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Combine mustard and egg in a shallow dish, stirring with a whisk. Combine panko, hazelnuts, and sage in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and salt. Dip chicken in egg mixture; dredge in panko mixture, pressing to adhere.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place chicken on prepared rack, and bake at 425° for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.

4. Wipe skillet with a paper towel; heat over medium heat. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shallots; cook 1 minute or until tender. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, chicken stock, port, and cranberries; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Remove pan from heat. Add balsamic vinegar and butter to pan, stirring until butter melts. Spoon port mixture over chicken.

Note:

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