Bourbon-Pecan Chicken

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Chicken


  • 1/2 cup very finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup fine dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon
  • 4 tsp Bourbon
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
  • 1/3 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion, for garnish
  • Toasted pecan pieces, for garnish


  1. eheat oven to 350.

  2. Stir together pecans, bread crumbs, and salt in a bowl; spread onto a plate. Whisk together egg and milk in a bowl. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then dredge in pecan mixture to coat.

  3. Heat oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on 1 side, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken over and transfer skillet to oven.

  4. Bake 15 minutes or until cooked through.

  5. Meanwhile, whisk together brown sugar, Dijon, bourbon, soy sauce and Worcestershire in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and whisk in cold butter, 1 piece at a time. (Do not return to heat). Serve sauce over chicken and garnish with green onion and pecan pieces.

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