Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Citrus-Tomato Topping

10  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 30 min total
  • Makes 8 servings.

Pecan-Crusted Chicken with Citrus-Tomato Topping Recipe


  • 4 navel oranges (about 1-1/4 lb.)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 35 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 8 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lb.), pounded to 1/4-inch thickness
  • 2 Tbsp. oil, divided
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 green onions, sliced


  • Peel  oranges; cut into segments over medium bowl, reserving juice in bowl. Mix 2 Tbsp. orange juice and mayo in pie plate. Mix cracker crumbs and nuts in second pie plate. Discard remaining orange juice; place orange segments in bowl.
  • Dip  chicken in mayo mixture, then crumb mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large skillet. Add half the chicken; cook 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown on both sides and done (165ºF), turning after 5 min. Remove chicken from skillet; carefully wipe skillet with paper towel. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.
  • Add  tomatoes and onions to oranges; mix lightly. Serve spooned over chicken.

Recipe Tips

SubstituteSubstitute other winter citrus fruits, such as mandarins, clementines or tangelos, for the navel oranges.

SubstituteSubstitute walnuts or Slivered Almonds for the pecans.


Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 380 
    • Total fat 22 g
    • Saturated fat 3.5 g
    • Cholesterol 70 mg
    • Sodium 200 mg
    • Carbohydrate 19 g
    • Dietary fiber 3 g
    • Total sugars 8 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 27 g
    • Vitamin A 8 %DV
    • Vitamin C 70 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 10 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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