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Pecan and Sesame Seed-Crusted Chicken Recipe

Pecan and Sesame Seed-Crusted Chicken Recipe

These moist, tender chicken breasts have a crunchy coating of pecans and sesame seeds. They're good served alone or with chicken gravy. —Molly Lloyd, Bourneville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each), partially flattened
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  • 1. Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, pecans, sesame seeds, paprika, pepper and salt. Dip chicken in milk, then coat in flour mixture.
  • 2. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil on both sides. Transfer to a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 214 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 252 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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