Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Number of Servings: 4 (156 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Pecan-Crusted Chicken

Looking for a new chicken recipe? You won’t regret trying this one! Nutty, crunchy pecans and smokey chipotle give tenderized chicken a delightful bite.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1½ tsp. orange zest
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 3 tsp. canola oil, divided


  1. Working with one piece of chicken at a time, place between sheets of plastic wrap and pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even ¼” thickness.
  2. Place pecans, breadcrumbs, orange zest, salt, and chipotle in a food processor and pulse until the pecans are finely ground. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
  3. Whisk egg white and water in a shallow dish until combined. Dip each chicken breast in the egg-white mixture, then dredge both sides in the pecan mixture.
  4. Heat 1½ teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add half the chicken and cook until it reaches a minimum internal temperature 165ºF (3-5 minutes per side). Transfer to a plate and cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 156 g

Amount per serving
Calories 285
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.5g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.5g
Cholesterol 86mg 28%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 0g
Protein 29g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 18.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 6%
Potassium 470mg 10%
Vitamin A 13.6mcg 2%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 2%
Vitamin E 1.5mg 15%
Vitamin K 3.1mcg 2%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 17.5mg 110%
Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
Folate 14.2mcg 4%
Vitamin B12 0.3mcg 15%
Biotin 0.6mcg 4%
Chloride 16mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.9mg 40%
Phosphorus 291mg 25%
Iodine 4.5mcg 4%
Magnesium 50.9mg 10%
Zinc 1.4mg 10%
Selenium 29.1mcg 50%
Copper 0.2mg 20%
Manganese 0.6mg 25%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4mcg 8%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Pecans, Egg Whites, Water, Canola Oil, Panko (wheat Flour, Salt, Yeast, Sugar, Yeast Food), Orange Zest, Salt, Chili Powder.

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