Back to Buttermilk Pecan Chicken

Print Options


Card Sizes

Buttermilk Pecan Chicken Recipe

Buttermilk Pecan Chicken Recipe

"My family enjoys chicken and always asks me to bake it this way," explains Julie Jahn of Decatur, Indiana. "Sometimes I like to give this dish kid appeal by cutting the chicken into strips before coating with the nut mixture."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, optional
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 18 pecan halves


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine the pecans, sesame seeds if desired, paprika, salt and pepper. Place flour and buttermilk in separate bowls. Coat chicken with flour, dip in buttermilk, then coat with pecan mixture.
  • 2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Top each with three pecan halves. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 429 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 911mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

Reviews for Buttermilk Pecan Chicken

Sort By :
cmkarkos User ID: 1066760 72804
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"This was soooooo easy to make and was delicious! Juicy, tender....YUM...I too left out the sesame seeds and the "Decco pecans" for the top...didn't really see the need for them. I went a little lighter on the salt as I normallly do...still it was great. I don't see how the other person "could not eat this and wasted a chicken"....The fault is NOT in the recipe."

thepenelopepart User ID: 7380881 31612
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2013

"Easy to make, simple ingredients, and delicious! The chicken is tender and juicy and flavorful. I left out the sesame seeds and served it over greens."

tavisty70 User ID: 6046142 88646
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"I have made this chicken recipe several times now and love it. chicken has a buttery flavor and is very moist. Easy to prepare."

mreaban User ID: 4559629 120138
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Way too much salt in this recipe. It may be better w/ 1/2 tsp?!"

caren53 User ID: 3203919 120136
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"I foolowed the recipe and just wasted good chicken and pecans. We could not eat it. Don't waste your time."

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.