Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe
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Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe

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The pecans that give this dish its unique nutty flavor are plentiful in the South, and so is chicken. I love to make and serve this easy dish because the chicken comes out moist, tasty and crispy. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted


  1. Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the baking mix, pecans and seasonings. Dip chicken pieces in milk, then coat generously with pecan mixture.
  2. Place in a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until chicken is golden brown and crispy and juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p25

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Excellent! I mixed equal parts of powdered milk and water instead of evaporated milk and it turned out well. Love this recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 3, 2012

"really good and easy to make but it is time consuming. Best made on a sunday afternoon. but i loved the flavors here"

Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Nice and easy to make."

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2012

"Very tender and moist inside, but I expected it to be crunchy outside and it was not. Taste was pretty good."

Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Have made this once and will make again. Excellent!"

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