Bourbon Pecan Chicken

Bourbon Pecan Chicken is covered in a lick your plate clean sauce. The flavor of bourbon and pecans plus dijon mustard and honey combine to make a fantastically delicious meal. Great served with mashed potatoes and green beans!

Bourbon Pecan Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 26 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally into 2 thinner pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. Combine finely chopped pecans and bread crumbs in a large ziptop bag. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard.
  3. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper and brush the honey/dijon mixture on both sides.
  4. One at a time, add a chicken breast to the pecan/bread crumb mixture, shaking the bag to coat it well.
  5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  6. Heat butter and oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until golden brown on both sides. 
  7. Transfer chicken to a casserole dish and place in oven to finish cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Wipe pan clean. Add bourbon, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, heavy cream, cayenne pepper and pecans to pan. Simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted.
  9. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
Recipe Notes
  1. Since chicken breasts all seem to be so large these days, I like to cut them horizontally into 2 thinner pieces. If you do not do this and you are using large breasts, keep in mind you will have to cook them longer.


Recipe source: spicysouthernkitchen
Tags: #easyrecipes #dinner #chickenrecipes #food #cooking #chicken #easy #recipes

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