nut crusted chicken

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i found another recipe in coastal living magazine that worked out very well, coming together for dinner in thirty minutes.  a chicken breast is covered in heart healthy nuts and baked for 20 minutes.  then, out of the oven, sliced and served with your favorite vegetables.

i used chopped pecans, but pistachios would also be a great flavor combination.

to make the recipe:  preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  mix the following ingredients in a small bowl– 1 tablespoon orange juice, 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste.  coat each side of a chicken breast with these ingredients, then dip in chopped nuts.  i used about 1/2 cup of nuts.

place chicken on baking sheet, and bake for 20-25 minutes. slice and serve with dill carrots (featured on this blog)  or your favorite vegetable.

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