Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour


6 servings

Updated: May. 02, 2023
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 simple oven fried chicken dish because the chicken comes out moist, tasty and crispy. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
Nutty Oven-Fried Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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. Preheat oven to 350°. 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 13x9-in. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, until chicken is golden brown and crispy and juices run clear, about 1 hour.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Pecans have a higher fat content than other nuts, so they’re more prone to going rancid. They’ll stay fresh for twice as long in the freezer as they would at room temperature.
  • If you’re an avid home cook, smoked paprika may be a worthwhile investment. Its rich and smoky flavor adds complexity to many dishes.
  • Nutrition Facts

    6 ounces cooked chicken: 530 calories, 35g fat (13g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 595mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein.