Buttermilk Pecan Chicken


Buttermilk Pecan Chicken

Buttermilk Pecan Chicken
15 Min
30 Min

You won't be slaving in the kitchen all day making this Buttermilk Pecan Chicken. You'll enjoy it while you enjoy your company as well.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup ground pecans (see note)
  • 3/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs (store-bought)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (see note)

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine buttermilk and egg in a shallow dish.
  2. Combine ground pecans and next 4 ingredients in another shallow dish.
  3. Place flour in a third shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour. Dip in buttermilk mixture; drain. Dredge chicken in pecan mixture.
  4. Place chicken on a rimmed baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Drizzle chicken with melted butter; sprinkle with chopped pecans. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until done.


  • Let your food processor be your new best friend for such jobs as grinding a cup of pecans. It'll also do a good job at coarsely chopping them.
  • Looking for more recipes with buttermilk? Our Best Buttermilk Recipes: 12 Recipes with Buttermilk can help you!

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I made this for my boyfriend and it was a big hit!! Can't believe how moist it was.

Would love to find out the nutritional facts on this dish...is there anywhere I can go to find this?

I ate pecan chicken at a restaurant and I just loved it. this sounds like what I ate. Can't wait to try this.

We like chicken, but, we love pork. I used this recipe exactly as written except I used boneless pork loin chops. They were so moist and tender, due to the butter milk. I'll be using this again and again. I'll try it on chicken too. Thanks Mr. Food....I'll miss you :(


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