Southern Pecan Chicken

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 35 mins

A tasty way to bake chicken. The pecans make a wonderful crust. For a variation, try with a teaspoon of Blackend Chicken seasoning instead of the black pepper and salt. Prep time includes soaking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinate chicken breasts in iced salt water for 1/2 hour.
  2. Beat milk with honey, then add beaten eggs, salt, and fresh ground pepper.
  3. Put egg wash in one shallow bowl, and pecan meal in another.
  4. Dip chicken breasts in the egg wash, then in the pecan meal, patting the meal into the chicken to form a crust.
  5. Place the chicken in a shallow baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake at 375º for 35 minutes, or until the breasts are done through.


Most Helpful

I knew that it was going to have a subtle taste, but I think it was a bit too subtle. A bit on the bland side. It was relatively easy to make, and I served it over rice pilaf. I might try a different honey next time.....there are so many varieties, and after trying a few you begin to really tell the difference.

Blayke Humphrey June 17, 2002

Enjoyed this very much. Used more ground pecans, and baked a little less than the time stated. Like Miss Annie says, this can be spiced up if desired. As is, my kids loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

LonghornMama September 11, 2008

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