Honey-Pecan Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Honey-Pecan Chicken Breasts Recipe

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“We love to entertain,” writes Penny Davis from Newman Lake, Washington. “This is one of my favorite 'special' recipes to welcome dinner guests. The nuts add an elegant touch, and it fills the house with a great aroma.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 382 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.


  1. Pound chicken with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle with seasonings.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat; brown chicken on both sides. Cook, covered, until chicken is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, turning once. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with pecans. Cook, covered, until chicken is glazed, 2-3 minutes. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Pecan Chicken Breasts in Cooking for 2 Fall 2005, p46

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 263614
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2017

"We had this delicious chicken tonight. The recipe is super simple and we loved the delicious flavor. I hoped it would not be overly sweet and it wasn't. It was perfect. The combination of all the seasonings plus the honey an pecans made it so tasty. We will have this again. I highly recommend this recipe.

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DianeC23 User ID: 141506 259829
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2017

"Very easy to make and fairly tasty. It wasn't as sweet as I was hoping, and the honey taste didn't really come through. I will probably make this again, though."

jessicadidion User ID: 5048007 259790
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2017

"Delish! Great basic ingredients come together for a flavorful spin on plain old chicken! easy and not too many dirty dishes! :)"

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 259470
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"Really quick and easy to make. chicken was good, although not quite as sweet as I was hoping for. The seasonings kind of overpowered the honey taste just a little."

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 256028
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2016

"This was a tasty way to switch up the usual chicken for dinner. I served it with brown rice, and the two complimented each other well. The chicken tasted like comfort food!"

PatsCookin User ID: 2406774 254487
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"I made this last night for guests. Everyone loved it. I served it with Basmati Rice, sauteed zucchini and onion and a tossed salad. I will make this again!"

amandabee User ID: 4104836 54228
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"I thought this was a very good way to dress up a boneless skinless chicken breast! The only thing I added was a little bit of cinnamon to the pecan mixture. I will definitely be making this again!!"

tayer User ID: 4671670 81534
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Really easy and very tasty. I use one 8 oz chicken breast halved for the two of us. With potato and vegetable, it's plenty of food."

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