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Pecan Crusted Chicken

A quick and easy dinner recipe that tastes great! Pecans add a pleasant crunch and nuttiness to the chicken.
Keyword easy recipe, chicken, family dinner, easy dinner, pecan crusted chicken, pecan, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 683kcal
Author Dani Meyer


  • 4 chicken breasts or cutlets
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4-1 1/2 cups FINELY chopped pecans cutlets use less than breasts
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil


  • For chicken breasts: preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Place pecans in a shallow bowl and egg in an additional shallow bowl.
  • Dip chicken in egg and then into pecans, pressing firmly to adhere. If pecans are too large they will not adhere properly.
  • Cook chicken in hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  • For chicken breasts: cook until exterior is nicely browned and then transfer to cookie sheet in oven. Cook until flesh is white and any juices run clear (165 internal temperature) this took 10 minutes for me.
  • For cutlets: cook until done, approximately 2-3 minutes per side.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 466mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g