Honey-Pecan Chicken Breasts
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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
- Pound chicken with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle with seasonings.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken breast half : 382 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 436mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.
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Jul 28, 2017
Loved the flavor of this! Very easy to bring together, and the seasonings were perfect. I did add a little cinnamon to the honey/pecan mixture.
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.Volunteer Field Editor
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.
Jan 16, 2017
Delish! Great basic ingredients come together for a flavorful spin on plain old chicken! Easy and not too many dirty dishes! :)
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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.