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

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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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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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