Patchwork Quilt Pecan Chicken

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Recipe: #41656

September 26, 2023

"BUTTERMILK PECAN CHICKEN is from the Patchwork Quilt Restaurant, Middlebury IN. The Patchwork Quilt is one of the most famous, and best, restaurants in northern Indiana. Reservations must be made weeks ahead (months ahead on weekends). It draws regular visitors from Chicago, Ft. Wayne, Cleveland, Detroit. This is one of their more popular dishes. They had 2 fryers (cut up) I'm using 8 leg and thighs but feel free."

Original is 8 servings
  • Wet
  • Dry
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (340.3 g)
  • Calories 696
  • Total Fat - 49.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 500 mg
  • Sodium - 1250.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 2.4 g
  • Protein - 47.6 g
  • Calcium - 141.9 mg
  • Iron - 5.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

In a shallow dish, combine buttermilk and egg.

Step 3

In another shallow dish combine flour, ground pecans, paprika, salt, (start low and go higher on salt) pepper, and sesame seeds.

Step 4

Dip each chicken piece in the buttermilk mixture, then the pecan mixture.

Step 5

Let air dry 15 minutes on cookie rack.

Step 6

Meanwhile, melt margarine in a 13x9x2 baking dish.

Step 7

Place each chicken piece skin side down in melted margarine, then turn chicken pieces to coat and place skin side up in the baking dish.

Step 8

Place pecan halves on each chicken piece.

Step 9

Bake at 350 about 75 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown and tender.


  • Cookie cooling rack

1 Reviews


Delish! We loved the pecan coating, giving the chicken some crispiness and nutty flavor. Great flavor combination and tasty chicken. Thanks!


review by:
(4 Nov 2023)

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