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Pecan Chicken with Mustard Sauce

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Pecan Chicken Honey Mustard

Pecan Chicken Honey Mustard

Linda Larsen
Just a few ingredients, including pecans and mustard, make plain chicken breasts delicious and very special in this easy recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup creamy honey mustard salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup creamy honey mustard salad dressing
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme leaves


Pound each chicken breast or thigh as follows. Place between 2 pieces of waxed paper, boned side up and pound with rolling pin gently until about 1/4" thick.

Mix flour, cornstarch, salt, and pepper on a plate. On another plate, combine 1/3 cup salad dressing with 1/4 cup honey mustard and mix well. On third plate, mix pecans and 1/4 teaspoons thyme. Coat chicken with flour mixture, then dip into dressing mixture, then the pecan mixture, pressing to coat well.

Melt butter with olive oil in heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook coated chicken breasts 2-3 minutes on each side until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Watch carefully, as the pecans can burn easily! If you did not pound the chicken, it will not cook through before the pecans over cook. Do not use chicken thighs because they take too long to cook.

Remove chicken from skillet as it is cooked and cover to keep warm.

To drippings remaining in skillet, add 1/4 cup salad dressing, 2 tablespoons honey mustard, sour cream, yogurt, salt and pepper to taste, and 1/4 teaspoon thyme and heat until mixture boils. Pour over chicken to serve.

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 5 out of 5
Delicious and simple, Guest Sylvansong

This dish was easy to make and the chicken came out tender and juicy - fork tender. Make sure to either use very thin sliced chicken breasts or pound them out as the recipe calls for.

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