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Old 07-02-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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Sauce for Pecan Chicken?

Okay, I probably posted in the wrong place again. My question is that I'm afraid this recipe needs something more, maybe a flavored cream sauce. Suggestions please.

1 cup flour
1 cup ground pecans
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 tablespoon paprika
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 egg, beaten
1 cup buttermilk
8 (5 oz) chicken breasts, boned and skinned
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans.

The directions are essentially dipping, coating,then baking.

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:09 AM   #2
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are there enough drippings from it to make a gravy?
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:24 AM   #3
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are there enough drippings from it to make a gravy?
I don't know. This is a new recipe for me. I'm afraid it might be dry, or worse yet be dry and tasteless. The gravy idea is a good one. There will be some drippings I think. I could strain them, make a roux and add broth.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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Something you will have to be careful of, is not getting it too sweet.
Obviously you if you have drippings you could make gravy from that.

I also think a nice Beurre Blanc sauce with say black trumpet mushrooms would be really nice. The earthiness of the mushrooms along with the sweetness of the pecans and the nuttiness of the sesame seeds...
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And depending upon your tastes, you could also add a tiny bit of bourbon or pure maple syrup to the sauce. (I must be channeling Uncle Bob)
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:30 AM   #6
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hey why not both jkath?? :)
No prob on the gravy. It's my middle name..... but I'm sworn off it for awhile.
Have some for me!
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:17 PM   #7
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Something you will have to be careful of, is not getting it too sweet.
Obviously you if you have drippings you could make gravy from that.

I also think a nice Beurre Blanc sauce with say black trumpet mushrooms would be really nice. The earthiness of the mushrooms along with the sweetness of the pecans and the nuttiness of the sesame seeds...
You're right. I don't want it too sweet.

I had to google black trumpet mushrooms. They sound right.

Thanks for the suggestion.
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I'm also in favor of a beurre blanc - but my suggestion is to add some Dijon mustard to it....and maybe include some bourbon?

You might want to pound out the breasts a bit to make them an even thickness all over. This will prevent those thinner areas from drying out.
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:28 PM   #9
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I also think a nice Beurre Blanc sauce with say black trumpet mushrooms would be really nice. The earthiness of the mushrooms along with the sweetness of the pecans and the nuttiness of the sesame seeds...
That's kind of where my brain went as I read the post. Some sort of mushroom, white wine , reduction finished with butter.
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How about a vanilla rum sauce? Make a simple bechamel, then add vanilla bean. Just before service, swirl some light rum in...
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