Pecan-Crusted Chicken & Tortellini & Herbed Butter Sauce

YieldMakes 4 servings

Total Time30 Mins

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Ingredients

  • 2 (9-oz.) packages refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
  • 4 (4-oz.) chicken breast cutlets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese

Preparation

    Step 1

    Prepare tortellini according to package directions.

    Step 2

    Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place pecans in a shallow bowl. Place egg in a second bowl. Dip chicken in egg mixture, allowing excess to drip off. Dredge chicken in pecans, pressing firmly to adhere.

    Step 3

    Cook chicken in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from skillet; wipe skillet clean.

    Step 4

    Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and sauté 5 to 7 minutes or until garlic is caramel-colored and butter begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat, and stir in basil, parsley, and hot cooked tortellini. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately with chicken.


Originally published on Southern Living, Pecan-Crusted Chicken & Tortellini & Herbed Butter Sauce.