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Pecan Breaded Chicken Breasts

"Very flavorful twist to fried chicken!"
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25 m servings 447 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 447 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 15g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 30.4 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 700 mg
  • 28%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. On waxed paper, combine pecans, flour, and salt.
  2. Brush chicken breasts all over with maple syrup. Coat chicken breasts completely with nut mixture.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and stir in the vegetable oil. Add chicken, and cook for 12 to 15 minutes until chicken is browned on all sides and tender.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I made some changes to this and I think that is why we liked it so much. I read that people had trouble getting the pecans to stick, so I ground them fairly fine in the food processor, and then...

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The flavors (and previous reviews) involved make this sound like a tantalizing recipe, but I found the end result to be a little disappointing. The chicken tastes more like faux fried chicken, ...

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I made some changes to this and I think that is why we liked it so much. I read that people had trouble getting the pecans to stick, so I ground them fairly fine in the food processor, and then...

Wanted something different for chicken breasts This was IT!. I seasoned the chicken breasts with Montreal Chicken Spice and Garlic Powder before adding the other ing. Turned out wonderfull. You ...

Delicious dish! My family enjoyed it and my son said it was the best chicken he'd ever had. I might salt the chicken breasts before coating them with the maple syrup. I also pounded them betwee...

Flavorful! I've made a similar meal using honey. The REAL maple syrup adds a nice smokey flavor. I add fresh herbs with the pecan mix. Brown chicken in a skillet then place in the oven for 1...

Instead of frying in the pan I baked the chicken at 350 for 20-25 minutes and it was awesome and a lot fewer calories.

I put my pecans thru my food processor to get them really fine and added some garlic and onion powders. Didn't want the chicken to be overly sweet, so I lightly brushed them. I also used the thi...

EXCELLENT! I needed a recipe for a pan-fried chicken, and I happened to have some pecans on hand. I always read the comments first, so I knew to boil the 6 chicken breasts first, and I chopped...

This chicken recipe is delicious, & the coating sticks to it. It makes your home smell delightful while it is cooking. Ummmmmm good!

This was really good, but the breading tended to fall off in the pan (the 2nd time I made this, using finer chopped pecans helped!). I made it lower in fat by using only 1 Tbl. of oil and 1/2 T...