Pecan Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

Pecan Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

Pecan Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce has been one of my favorite dishes for quite some time. When I heard that this month’s #ImprovCookingChallenge ingredients were honey and nuts I knew I had to make this dish again. This is a great weeknight meal that can also double for special events. It feels special. Chicken coated in toasted pecans with a fabulous honey mustard sauce, it just makes you feel like you are eating a fancy meal.

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Pecan Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe

Pecan Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

Category: Main

Yield: 4

Pecan Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce

Pecan Chicken with Honey Mustard Sauce


  • 3 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 4 skinned and boned chicken breasts
  • 1 cup pecan pieces, coarsely ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Spread 3 tablespoons mustard on each side of chicken. Combine ground pecans and red pepper in a shallow bowl. Gently coat chicken with pecan mixture.
  2. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet until hot. Add chicken; cook over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or just until browned. Place in a greased 11" x 7" baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes or until done.
  3. Heat whipping cream in large skillet over medium-high heat until reduced by half (about 12 minutes). Stir in honey, 2 tablespoons mustard, and salt. Serve sauce with chicken.





This month’s #ImprovCookingChallenge is to create a recipe using honey and nuts.  Check out all the great recipes the other participants in the challenge created!

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