Baked pecan chicken

Hi, my name is Meagan and I’m an emotional sap to sad stories or pictures. You know those pet adoption TV ads or the feed the kids in Africa…. I cry or tear up every time. Yet for some reason I’m always drawn to them and almost seek them out. Almost like my fear of snakes and sharks, yet I watch and feed off of SHARK WEEK.

A couple months back I read the book A Fault in our Stars and watched the movie last night. I was a wreck when I read the book and knew immediately what I was getting into. My husband on the other hand had no idea about the book or movie. I MADE him sit down to watch the movie so he could at least hand me some tissues.

baked pecan chicken

After watching a movie like this you need a comforting hug or meal. When I’m thinking about comfort food this baked pecan chicken dish comes to mind. Well it makes it even better when you add a nice glass of red wine to it.

Completely my opinion.

The movie and dinner might go smoother if you add the wine. Once again just sayin. This is the second go-around on this chicken recipe and I waited far too long for the second round. Luckily I’m bringing it back to you today just in case you missed it the first time.

ENJOY ~ Meagan

baked pecan chicken

Baked pecan chicken


4 chicken breasts, skinned and boneless
1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 egg whites


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl combine pecans, parsley, salt, and chili powder.  In another bowl add the egg whites.

Sprinkle chicken breasts with extra salt and place into the egg whites and coat each side and then place in pecan mixture making sure its well coated on each side.

Place all chicken breasts on a greased sheet and cook for 22-25 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

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24 comments on “Baked pecan chicken”

  1. Oh yum! This sounds like the perfect weeknight meal =)

  2. This looks really good! And it’s so much healthier than frying or using a ton of flour.

  3. Yes!! I love chicken that is crusted with nuts. This looks really tasty!

  4. This looks wonderful, and healthy too. So easy!!! And I love anything with chii powder 🙂

  5. Beautiful, especially w/pecans!
    I did something similar last night but w/crushed tortilla chips!

  6. Looks great! I make something very similar, and had actually blogged about it about a week ago:

    I’ll definitely add some chili powder to mine next time, though. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Nut coatings go very well with fish, chicken or even shrimp! I will need to try this with the extra zip of the chili powder. thanks for sharing.

  8. This looks fabulous! I don’t cook with bread crumbs, so I always like using different types of nuts for coatings. This really looks great for the fall time.

  9. Love this recipe! Easy and delicious!

  10. Simple and healthy, great recipe

  11. That photo is making my mouth water… it looks so, so delicious. I love pecans– using them to coat chicken sounds like an amazing idea.

  12. Wow – what a great recipe! So healthy and I LOVE toasted pecans…so I bet the texture was amazing!

  13. This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.

  14. That sounds interesting and looks amazing! We have been adding nuts to almost everything lately, will try this one for sure!

  15. Oooh this looks yum. My hubby loves pecans. This is a must try!!

  16. This looks totally amazing! I am running through my pantry in my head to see if I have what I need to make this tonight!

  17. Delicious! So glad you shared this on Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!

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  19. This looks just awesome! I can tell just from the photos how flavorful it is!!

  20. Cried my little eyes out reading that book! Haven’t seen the movie yet, but I imagine would do the same!

    Crunchy chicken is always the way to my heart. 🙂

  21. Oh that book/movie had me all teary too!!

    This chicken looks delicious. I love pecans so much, I have to try this!

  22. I like that you added the chilli powder, gives it a little kick.

  23. That pecan crust sounds like the perfect crispy topping, and adding chili powder is a great idea!

  24. I’m a sap too–probably why I love comfort food so much. Like this chicken-lovelovelove a good chicken recipe and the nutty element sounds so good!

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