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Sliced chicken breast on a cutting board.

Baked Pecan Crusted Chicken

The baked chicken is moist with great flavors from the pecan crust.
Course Baked Chicken
Cuisine American
Keyword baked pecan crusted chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 412kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 2 or 3 boneless , skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 slice hearty white bread , crust removed
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

Honey mustard sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp spicy mustard
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place pecans and bread in food processor and chop finely.
  • In three separate shallow bowls place mixed flour and garlic powder, beaten eggs, and chopped pecan mixture.
  • Season breasts with salt and pepper. Place breasts in flour to coat, then dredge in egg wash and place in pecan mixture to coat. Put the breasts in the oven for ten minutes, flip them, and bake another ten minutes.
  • Check internal temperature. It should be 145° F or greater.
  • Remove from oven and cover with foil for 5 minutes to rest. Serve warm with honey mustard sauce.

Honey mustard sauce

  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate until ready to use


Calories: 412kcal