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Pecan Chicken

Russ Myers


I enjoy this Pecan-Crusted Chicken because I love nuts for both the texture and the flavor that they give to a dish. Using pecans in the coating instead of cornmeal or breadcrumbs adds more crunch as well as a hint of southern style. Although for this Pecan-Crusted Chicken we usually use chicken breast you could also use this with legs and/or thighs plus it works with pork.


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4 Servings
10 Min
35 Min


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1/3 c
pecans, coarsely chopped
1/3 c
dried bread crumbs
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
boneless chicken breast halves
3 Tbsp
dijon mustard

How to Make Pecan Chicken


  • 1In a shallow bowl, combine the pecans, bread crumbs, thyme, paprika and salt. Coat chicken with mustard, then with pecan mixture.

    Place in a greased 13x9 inch baking pan.
  • 2Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

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About Pecan Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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