Roasted Pecan Chicken

Roasted Pecan Chicken Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

linda mcdougal

By
@lilacmemaw


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Ingredients

  • CHEESE SPREAD INGREDIENTS

  • 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
  • ROAST CHICKEN INGREDIENTS

  • 3.5 lb
    chicken, whole
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 1
    lemon, sliced
  • 2/3 c
    white wine, dry
  • 2/3 c
    chicken broth
  • GRAVY INGREDIENTS

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

How to Make Roasted Pecan Chicken

Step-by-Step

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

Printable Recipe Card

About Roasted Pecan Chicken

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




Leave a Comment

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

20 Ultimate Comfort Food Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Creamy, cheesy, yummy and crazy delicious comfort food to help you get through these cold winter days!

9 Healthy Chicken Crock Pot Recipes

9 Healthy Chicken Crock Pot Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Want to put an easy, flavorful and healthy chicken dinner on the table? Then try one of these 9 healthy chicken Crock Pot recipes. Cooking healthy shouldn't mean slaving away...

Chicken Dinner Recipes To Try This Week

Chicken Dinner Recipes to Try This Week

Kitchen Crew

One of my favorite things to make during the week is chicken. I always have some handy in the freezer so I don't have to run to the store when...