Pecan-Crusted Chicken

This 20-minute recipe is sure to become a favorite with you and your family. The skinless, boneless chicken breast halves are brushed with honey and soy sauce before coating with ground pecans.

Pecan-Crusted Chicken
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups ground pecans
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/2 pounds total), pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Make It

1. Heat broiler. Coat broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk honey and soy sauce. Spread pecans on a plate.

3. Dip both sides of chicken breasts in honey and soy mixture and then in pecans. Place on prepared broiler pan. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

4. Broil for 2 minutes per side, 6 inches from heat source. Reduce oven temperature to 500 degrees F and place broiler pan on rack in lower third of oven. Bake for 6 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

5. While chicken is cooking, place remaining honey and soy mixture in a small saucepan and boil for 1 minute.

6. Drizzle honey mixture over chicken and serve.

Serving suggestion:

7. Wild and long grain white rice pilaf and a tossed green salad.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 548, Fat, total (g): 30, chol. (mg): 99, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 29, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 44, sodium (mg): 711, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.