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.