Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
With its crispy pecan coating and creamy mustard sauce, this easy-to-prepare chicken can sure perk up a meal. Cayenne pepper puts a little zip into each bite, but I think my husband likes this dish just for the sauce. -Marjorie MacDonald Huntsville, Ontario


  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch salt


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another shallow bowl, beat the egg. Dip chicken in egg, then roll in pecan mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in a oil for 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. In a small bowl, whisk the sauce ingredients. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 464 calories, 33g fat (7g saturated fat), 146mg cholesterol, 580mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.