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Pesach Pecan Crusted Chicken

Pesach Pecan Crusted Chicken

Nuts are a basic commodity on Pesach and can be used as here to enhance the coating on chicken. The duck sauce - honey combination together with the pecans make an impressive holiday meal.

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  • 6Servings


  • 1 (16-ounce) jar Pesach duck sauce
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1½ cups matzo meal
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat to an even thickness


1. Combine duck sauce with chopped apricots in a bowl. Let sit for at least an hour.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly spray a cooking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

3. In a medium bowl, combine honey, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Whisk to combine.

4. In a shallow dish, combine matzo meal with pecans.

5. Brush chicken cutlets with honey mixture and then dredge in pecan mixture.

6. Place in a single layer in prepared pan; spray tops with cooking spray.
Bake for 20 minutes. 

7. Serve chicken with apricot sauce. 

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