Bourbon Pecan Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by GingerlyJ

This is one of the most popular entree's for wedding reception

Top Review by ericaj

Made this for Mardi Gras. It was my 1st time making clarified butter and I really liked the results. I should have crushed the pecans finer but I just sprinkled them back over the chicken after it was cooked. Very easy dish and tasted great too. I was glad the whisky flavor was so mild since I was serving it to my young kids.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1.Stir together the pecans, bread crumbs, and 2 tablespoons of clarified butter. Spread the mixture out on a plate. Press the chicken breasts into the mixture to coat on both sides. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of clarified butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the coated chicken breasts in the pan, and fry on both sides until nicely browned and chicken meat is cooked through, about 10 minutes per side.
  2. 2.In a small saucepan, whisk together the Dijon mustard, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, then remove from the burner, and whisk in the 3/4 cup of unsalted butter one piece at a time. Do not return to the heat.
  3. 3.Arrange the chicken breasts on a large serving plate. Pour the sauce over the chicken, and sprinkle with green onion.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a