Honey & mustard pecan crush chicken

A delicious pecan crunch crust with paprika, garlic, honey and mustard, it’s sweet, tangy, crunchy, hot – all the textures and flavours!
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 100g (about 1 cup) pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Greenfields paprika
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Prepare the Chicken:

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C for fan ovens) or 400°F.
  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper, ensuring they are evenly coated.

Make the Pecan Crust:

  • In a shallow bowl, combine the finely chopped pecans, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, dried thyme, paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix everything until it forms a paste-like mixture.

Coat the Chicken:

  • Brush each chicken breast with a light coating of olive oil.
  • Dip each chicken breast into the pecan crust mixture, pressing the pecans onto the chicken to create a thick coating.

Cook the Chicken:

  • Heat a large oven-safe frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the remaining olive oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and sear them for about 2-3 minutes per side until they turn golden brown.

Finish in the Oven:

  • Transfer the pan with the chicken into the preheated oven.
  • Roast the chicken for about 15-20 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 75°C (165°F) and the pecan crust is crispy and golden.

Prepare the Honey Glaze:

  • While the chicken is in the oven, mix honey with a little Dijon mustard in a small bowl.


  • Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the oven.
  • Drizzle the honey mustard glaze over the chicken breasts just before serving.

Garnish and Enjoy:

  • Garnish your Honey & Mustard Pecan Crush Chicken with a sprinkle of fresh thyme or chopped parsley.
  • Serve with your favourite side dishes like roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.
Per serving
  • Calories: Approximately 360 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g

In this recipe:

Indulge in the perfect blend of sweet and savoury with our honey & mustard pecan crush chicken recipe. This delightful dish combines succulent chicken breasts coated in a crispy pecan and mustard crust, drizzled with a luscious honey glaze.

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