Roasted Pecan Chicken

Roasted Pecan Chicken Recipe

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3/4 c
pecans, chopped
2 oz
goat cheese, creamy
1 small
garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp
olive oil
1.5 tsp
lemon juice
"just a pinch" of pepper


3.5 lb
chicken, whole
onion, sliced
lemon, sliced
2/3 c
white wine, dry
2/3 c
chicken broth


2/3 c
chicken broth
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
cold water

How to Make Roasted Pecan Chicken


  • 1Cheese Spread: In a food processor combine pecans, goat cheese, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and pepper to taste.
  • 2Process until mixture forms a paste.
  • 3Roast Chicken: Preheat oven to 400.
  • 4Carefully loosen skin on chicken breast by gently working fingers under the skin starting from both the neck and body cavity ends.
  • 5Be careful not to pierce or tear the skin.
  • 6Spread cheese mixture in an even layer in chicken breast underneath the skin.
  • 7Pull skin back over cheese layer and secure with wooden picks.
  • 8Tie chicken legs together.
  • 9Arrange chicken in a 13x9x2" baking pan on a bed of onion and lemon slices.
  • 10Add wine and 2/3 cup broth.
  • 11Roast, uncovered, at 400 for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours until thermometer inserted between leg and thigh registers 180.
  • 12Baste occasionally with pan juices during baking.
  • 13If necessary, tent with foil toward end of cooking to prevent overbrowning.
  • 14Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
  • 15Strain pan juices, discarding lemon and onion slices.
  • 16Skim fat from pan juices.

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About Roasted Pecan Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken, Roasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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