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Plated pecan crusted chicken served with green beans and wild rice.

Pecan Chicken

Pecan Chicken is an easy delicious dinner to make for a busy weeknight meal that packs a lot of flavor with minimal prep and cooking time.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 370kcal


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup pecans finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and ground cumin. Mix until well incorporated and set to the side.
  • In another mixing bowl add finely chopped pecans, panko bread crumbs, brown sugar, and olive oil. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place the chicken breast on the baking sheet, and spread mustard mixture over the chicken, then top with the pecan topping.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Carefully, remove from the oven and divide evenly among plates.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 367mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
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