Pecan Crusted Chicken

Your family will fall in love with this incredible Pecan Crusted Chicken! A crunchy coated chicken that is paired with crushed pecans, breadcrumbs, and spices. This recipe is made in ONLY 30 minutes and is so simple to prep! Turn this into a prep-ahead recipe or make it the night of. This is one of my favorites!

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Pecan Crusted Chicken Is…

  • Made in just 30 minutes
  • Hands-off cooking
  • Simple ingredients
  • Family-friendly
  • Budget-friendly
  • Great for busy moms

Ingredients Needed:

Chicken – I used a boneless chicken for this recipe. If you were wanting to use bone-in, the recipe works you just need to cook the chicken longer. 

Pecans – Finely grind your pecans for the perfect nutty and crunchy coating for this chicken. 

Breadcrumbs – The breadcrumbs work with the pecans for added texture and of course flavor to the chicken dish. 

Seasonings – Salt, pepper, and basil are what I used to help elevate the flavor of the chicken a bit more. Feel free to adjust with other spices if you would like. 

Olive Oil – Helps prevent the chicken from sticking to your pan.

Honey Mustard – Adds a nice sweet and savory component to the chicken.

How to Make Pecan Crusted Chicken

Start by preheating your oven and then work on crushing up the pecans and mixing with the breadcrumbs. Add in the seasonings and stir well. 

Then, place the chicken in a single layer and drizzle with oil and bake as directed. Pair with any of your favorite sides and enjoy!

How To Know When Your Chicken is Done

The juice will run clear out of the chicken and it needs to be an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. You can buy a meat thermometer online. 

If you are using bone-in chicken, make sure to not touch the bone when you are checking the temperature. The bone will read a higher temperature than the meat.

Storing Leftovers

This chicken is great leftover! Slice and top salads, use for grab and go lunches, or reheat for a simple dinner. The chicken will last for around 3 days in the fridge. 

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Crockpot Lemon Garlic Butter Chicken – A hands off dinner recipe that everyone will love!

Bacon Chicken Bake – This 4 ingredient chicken recipe is delicious and takes less than an hour!

Touchdown Worthy Game Day Baked Chicken – The perfect meal for game day!

Pecan Crusted Chicken

Pecan Crusted Chicken

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

With only 8 ingredients, this Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe is easy to prepare, yet tastes amazing!


  • 1 cup pecans, finely ground
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Using a wide shallow bowl (like a casserole dish), combine ground pecans, bread crumbs, basil, salt, and pepper. Lightly coat each chicken breast with honey mustard, then place the chicken pecan mixture on both sides to cover completely.
  3. Place on a nonstick baking sheet or in a large casserole dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  4. Bake until the juices run clear, about 15 to 20 minutes.


Side Suggestions: New Potatoes and Veggies

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 824mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g

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