Pecan Crusted Chicken

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Sometimes your chicken needs a little something extra, a little something different. Pecan Crusted Chicken is an excellent twist on an oven fried chicken. You get a crispy crust with a juicy piece of chicken. Pecans have a buttery flavor with a sweet nuttiness.

Pecan Crusted Chicken
Pecan Crusted Chicken

If you wanted to make this keto – you could use some gluten-free bread crumbs or replace it with a low carb flour like King Arthur’s Measure for Measure. But really the small amount you use, would not totally kick you off your diet.

You could do a couple of different sauces with this chicken. A honey mustard sauce would be really good. You could also do a maple bourbon type sauce. I went with a lemon garlic sauce along with some angel hair pasta.

Pecan Crusted Chicken with Lemon Garlic Sauce

You could use a food processor to chop up the pecans, but be careful not to turn it into pecan butter. You would probably want to use the pulse function. It’s okay to leave a few bigger chunks to give the chicken more texture. I just used a large nice and chopped them by hand – it doesn’t take much time and you don’t get as much dust.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Pecan Crusted Chicken

A buttery, nutty, crispy oven baked chicken
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken, Chicken, pecan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 8 Chicken Breasts cut in half
  • cup Pecans chopped fine
  • ½ cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 Eggs Beaten
  • 3 tbsp Avocado Oil


  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Preheat oven to 375deg.
  • Make a dredging station: Plate 1 – combine eggs, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Plate 2 – combine pecans and bread crumbs. Dip piece of chicken in plate 1 and then plate 2. Repeat with remaining pieces of chicken.
  • In a large saute pan over medium high heat, add half of oil. Cook each piece of chicken for 4 minutes on each side and remove to a baking rack on a baking sheet. Add more oil as needed until all pieces have been toasted.
  • Place baking sheet in oven for 25 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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3 thoughts on “Pecan Crusted Chicken

  1. Donna Reidland – I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, and Biblical counselor. I love sharing God's truth, hopefully in ways that will help you in your walk with God. I'm certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, but mostly I'm just a sister in Christ. To read more about me visit my "about me" page. My story may surprise you.
    Donna Reidland says:

    This really sounds delicious!

  2. petra08 – A total foodie, love to grow my own, forage, cook and eat food, cheese is always a favourite! You can also find me on Twitter & Instagram @FoodEatLove!
    petra08 says:

    Chicken and pecan nut sounds like delicious combination!
    Thank you for hsaring it with us at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  3. Hello, this is one of my favorites for Encouraging Hearts and Home, this week! I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has been pinned! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

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