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Pecan-Crusted Chicken Recipe

Pecan-Crusted Chicken Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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 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. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 241373
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"I can only rate the chicken and not the mustard sauce. I am not a fan of mustard. I loved the pecan coating. The chicken was moist and delicious. We eat a lot of chicken and I'm always looking for new coatings. I made it for a quick lunch and served with green beans."

Aidenmaddiemom User ID: 7694521 77370
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"Really nice flavor! Love the dipping sauce!"

gizesmom User ID: 5271726 206896
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"I'm sorry I can't rate this recipe as yet, but plan to. I'd like to know how to make the raspberry sauce spinmom makes??"

howdu User ID: 1170706 77369
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"This is delicious. I made the recipe as is except I halved the sauce ingredients (making a generous 1 tablespoon sauce per serving) to make it a little more weight watcher friendly. It's important to get the pecans chopped finely, tho, because those that I left too big tended to fall off during cooking. I used thinly sliced chicken breasts."

Spinmom User ID: 4783486 129564
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"I love this recipe and have been making it for a long time. It's also good with raspberry sauce and we switch between the two sauces for some variety."

Saucygirl User ID: 2527705 77362
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2009

"Yes! It is a wonderful recipe! I cooked it in the skillet on medium heat, until the chicken was not pink inside (which was around 15 minutes). I also used only 1/4 tsp of dried thyme and subsituted garlic poweder for the other 1/2 tsp. Yum yum!"

jpowell722 User ID: 1253096 77360
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2008

"Has anyone tried to bake this recipe? If so, at what temp and how long."

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