Pecan Chicken

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"From a community cookbook - delicious."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (163.6 g)
  • Calories 590.3
  • Total Fat - 42.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 125.6 mg
  • Sodium - 287.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 22.4 g
  • Protein - 29.2 g
  • Calcium - 54.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Toast the pecans;

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 250F, place the pecans in a single layer on a cookie sheet, cover with 1/2 cup melted butter, bake for 15 minutes, being careful not to burn, then take the nuts out of the oven-set aside.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Step 4

Season the chicken strips with creole seasoning, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Step 5

In a large, deep skillet, heat 6 Tb butter over medium heat.

Step 6

In batches, cook the chicken in the skillet until browned on both sides ( approx 2 minutes per side)- transfer the chicken to a large casserole dish.

Step 7

To the same skillet, add the sugar and syrup- cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the pecans and cook for another 1 minutes then pour the sauce over the chicken.

Step 8

Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 15 minutes or until he chicken is cooked through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


2 Reviews


First question: What is one supposed to do with the oil? It's in the ingredients, but not the directions. I chose to add it to the skillet in Step 7, and I can tell you that was the wrong choice. There was so much sauce the chicken was swimming in it. This was tasty, but way too liquid-y for us. Next time I'll probably leave out the oil, reduce the butter, and bake uncovered to see if that makes the pecan-syrup mixture stick to the chicken instead of having the chicken float in it.


review by:
(25 May 2014)


WOW this was really good, better than good it was delicious, I used Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning (I love that spice!) great chicken recipe, thanks


review by:
(23 Mar 2014)