Tortilla Crusted Chicken Paillard with Sacaton Relish

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 45 min.
Crushed tortilla chips give crunch to chicken breasts that are topped with a bacon and green chile relish.


  • Sacaton Relish3 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 2 med tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 4.5 oz can green chilies, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Chicken4 chicken breasts, skinless and boneless
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup tortilla chip crumbs
  • 1 egg white, beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


  • In medium saucepan, sauté bacon over medium-low heat until just crisp. Add onion; cook until lightly browned, about 7 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes and green chilies; cook for 3 minutes more. Sprinkle salt and pepper into dish; stir. Remove from heat, cover and set Sacaton Relish aside.
  • Place chicken breasts between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound with meat hammer to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Place chicken breasts in a flat dish. Place egg white in shallow bowl and place tortilla chip crumbs in third bowl. Dip each chicken breast into the flour, patting off excess, then into egg, finish by coating with tortilla chip crumbs.
  • In large, non-stick skillet, warm oil over high heat. Add chicken and brown each side, turning after about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue to cook chicken until firm, about 5 more minutes on each side.
  • To serve, place chicken on platter. Warm the Sacaton Relish and spoon on top of chicken.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 621
  Calories from Fat 284 (46%)
(49%)Total Fat 32g
(33%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
(32%)Cholesterol 95mg
(34%)Sodium 805mg
(24%)Potassium 853mg
Total Carbohydrate 49g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(71%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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