Pecan Chicken With Maple Pecan Sauce

Recipe by evelynathens

This is sooooo easy and tasty. Good enough for company too. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes and green beans for a fantastic meal.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

This was so delicious, I can't say enough things about it. I loved the pecan breading, and the pecan maple sauce drizzled on top really finished off the dish quite nicely. It was super delicious and a real treat for us. This is one of those dishes to keep in mind for those evenings when you have dinner guests--they'll be impressed, not to mentioned satisfied and begging for your recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe, evelyn/athens. Made for 2014 Culinary Quest. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To toast pecan pieces, bake in 375F oven for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Keep oven preheated.
  3. For chicken: In a shallow bowl, mix together buttermilk and egg.
  4. Place chicken breasts in buttermilk mixture.
  5. In a second mixing bowl, combine pecans, cracker crumbs and salt.
  6. Turn chicken breasts in buttermilk, then coat with pecan mixture.
  7. Place chicken breasts in a greased shallow baking dish and drizzle with melted butter.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
  9. Serve with Maple Pecan Sauce.
  10. Maple Pecan Sauce: In a small saucepan, mix sugar, maple syrup, water, soy sauce and cornstarch; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  11. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and orange rind; stir.
  12. Just before serving, bring sauce to a boil; remove from heat and stir in toasted pecans.
  13. Makes 1 cup.

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