Pecan Crusted Chicken

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Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast

This easy crunchy chicken recipe has a gluten free pecan nut coating. Food process the nuts, press into the chicken and bake.  Healthy, easy, delicious.  This dish is served with Lemon Dill Orzo Pasta.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: International


  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups Pecans
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped – as garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Finely chop or pulse the pecans lightly in a food processor and mix in salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Brush the chicken with olive oil on both sides and lightly salt and pepper.  Lay on a lined baking sheet.  Top the chicken with the pecan mixture and press down firmly.
  • Bake for ~30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165F.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


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Keywords: Pecans, Nuts, Chicken, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole 30, Keto

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