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Honey-Pecan Chicken Breasts

We love to entertain, 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. —Penny Davis, Newman Lake, Washington
  • 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


  • 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 Facts
1 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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  • John
    Sep 13, 2020

    Easy to prepare and cook. I used more honey than called for. Wife thought it was a nice meal, probably because she didn’t have to cook. Made and served Taste of Homes fresh green beans and garlic and Parmesan herbed noodles as sides.

  • meaganteal
    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.

  • MarineMom_texas
    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

  • DianeC23
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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!

  • Aventura22
    Nov 11, 2012

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  • amandabee
    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!!