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Pecan Breaded Chicken Breasts

Pecan Breaded Chicken Breasts

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Rhoda McIntosh

Very flavorful twist to fried chicken!

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  • Calories:
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 15g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 700 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. On waxed paper, combine pecans, flour, and salt.
  2. Brush chicken breasts all over with maple syrup. Coat chicken breasts completely with nut mixture.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and stir in the vegetable oil. Add chicken, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes until chicken is browned on all sides and tender.
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I made some changes to this and I think that is why we liked it so much. I read that people had trouble getting the pecans to stick, so I ground them fairly fine in the food processor, and then mixed them with preseasoned breadcrumbs. This stayed on the chicken nicely and you still got the taste of the pecans. I browned them on the stove top as directed, but then placed them under the broiler to finish them up. This kept the breading from getting soggy.


Wanted something different for chicken breasts This was IT!. I seasoned the chicken breasts with Montreal Chicken Spice and Garlic Powder before adding the other ing. Turned out wonderfull. You must use a food prosessor or chopper for the pecans. That way they have no trouble staying on the chicken. Do not use high heat or the pecan will burn. Cooked in no time and was tender and moist. My 91 year old Mother said it was devine. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.


Delicious dish! My family enjoyed it and my son said it was the best chicken he'd ever had. I might salt the chicken breasts before coating them with the maple syrup. I also pounded them between waxed paper to make them thin & even.