Chicken Filets With Pecan or Walnut Crust

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Deliciously moist and crunchy chicken with a tangy apricot - ginger - soy dipping sauce. Serve it with cous-cous or rice pilaw and your favorite veggies of the season.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put pecans and bread crumbs together in a food processor and and pulse a couple of times until mixture is finely ground and well mixed, empty on a plate.
  2. Lightly pound filets between two sheets of wax paper, moisten them with a dash of lemon juice and add salt to taste.
  3. Dredge filets on both sides in crumb - nut mixture, using the palm of your hand to pat it on, shake off excess.
  4. Heat coconut oil In a heavy skillet, add chicken and saute on both sides until nice and brown. Turn only once. Work in batches if necessary.
  5. Do not let the oil get too hot otherwise the nuts will turn bitter.
  6. In a small skillet heat apricot jam and soy sauce with the rest of the lemon juice, add grated ginger and chili flakes to taste. Heat through.
  7. Divide chicken filets between 4 heated plates, garnish with lemon wedge and cilantro.
  8. Serve with dipping sauce. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

By far one of the easiest and tastiest chicken dishes I have ever made or had...seriously! This was so easy to make and very moist and tender with a wonderful dipping sauce. I made exactly as written, using walnuts rather than pecans. I really think the coconut oil for sauteing gives this a wonderful flavor so please don't use any other was so worth it. As my grandson kept saying: "this is hecka good chicken"! Made for Fall 09 PAC

Noni Suzanne September 11, 2009

This was really good and fairly easy to make. The only problem I have is that the coconut oil cost $8.96 for a 12 ounce jar. That being said, this will not be something I will be able to afford to make very often. We did really enjoy the flavors and the dipping sauce, but I don't think it would taste the same using a different oil. Thanks for another great recipe that I can use for special occasions gemini08. Made for Spring 2013 PAC.

ElizabethKnicely April 19, 2013

This is an incredibly good chicken! I used gluten free breadcrumbs made from rice cereal and pecans, otherwise made exactly as written. The sauce is awesome, and so easy to put together. Thanks for another winner!
Made for PAC Spring 2012.

Mia in Germany April 04, 2012