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Pat’s Pecan Chicken

Parmesan, pecans, oregano and basil blend beautifully in this crunchy, crusted chicken. The recipe couldn’t be much easier, and no one will know it’s lower in calories. —Patricia Brown, Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1-1/4 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil


  • Place milk in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, pecans, cheese and seasonings. Dip chicken in milk, then roll in crumb mixture. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 229 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.
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  • lmmanda
    Jul 19, 2014

    We thought this was very good, next time, though, I'm going to use dry bread crumbs because it didn't stick to the chicken.

  • jennidw
    Mar 8, 2012

    really tasty, but I ended up throwing more than half of the breading away..

  • Lola from CO
    Feb 15, 2011

    Wonderful flavor and so easy to whip up! I agree with wiscook on too much breading for just 4 x 4 oz chicken. I mixed my breading and only used a small amount for my two chicken breasts, froze the rest for next week!

  • pszwenger
    Feb 3, 2011

    I meant pie plate...not pit plate :)

  • pszwenger
    Feb 3, 2011

    Loved it! Great flavor. As for extra breading, I had some left over from the first time (just put part of it at a time in a pit plate to coat chicken) that I froze it and used it again. Made meal prep really quick!

  • momandthree
    Jan 8, 2011

    Absolutely amazing! After one bite of the chicken the entire family voted that we should have this once a week! The flavors are perfect and the coating holds up nicely in the oven.

  • bearden46
    Oct 27, 2010

    wonderful, I did add a little cajun spice to the bread mix

  • wiscook
    Jul 31, 2010

    very good, although seems like a lot of breading for 4 x 4 oz chicken. I will be reducing quantities.