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Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

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This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.        

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

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I am all about comfort food. And this easy Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe is my version of comfort food. It’s nutty, crunchy and oh so delicious! Chicken is the protein of choice in our house. That is why I love creating easy and delicious weeknight chicken meals that I know my family will love. Let’s face it, we are all busy and quick meals are a bonus. Amiright?

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This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

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These Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders are made with PERDUE ® Harvestland ® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins. I like the convenience of these boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are individually wrapped in a vacuum-sealed pouch. Each pouch is perfectly portioned so I know how many packs to thaw out for our family.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make this Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe?

  • PERDUE ® Harvestland ® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins
  • Toasted Pecans
  • Plain Breadcrumbs
  • Eggs
  • Flour
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste

How Do I Make Pecan Crusted Chicken?

Step 1

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

Pulse toasted pecans in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Don’t over pulse. You want the pecans to remain crunchy.

Step 2

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

Grab three bowls. Add flour and seasonings to one, beaten eggs to the second and chopped pecans and bread crumbs to the third.

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

Dip the chicken into the flour.

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

Then the beaten eggs.

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

…and finally the chopped pecan and breadcrumbs mixture.

Step 3

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

Line each pecan-crusted chicken tender on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes until nuts are nicely browned and chicken is cooked through.

This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.

Serve as is, with your favorite dipping sauce or on top of a salad. This recipe makes a great party or game day snack too. 

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This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad. 

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This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad.
Yield: 9

Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This baked Pecan Crusted Chicken recipe has a whole lot of flavor and a delicious pecan crunch. Enjoy these chicken tenders as is, with dipping sauce or on top of a salad. 

Ingredients

  • 9 PERDUE ® Harvestland ® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins
  • 2 cups toasted whole pecans
  • ½ cups plain breadcrumbs
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Pulse toasted pecans in a food processor until coarse crumbs form. Don't over pulse. You want the pecans to remain crunchy.
  3. Grab three bowls. Add flour and seasonings to one, beaten eggs to the second and chopped pecans and bread crumbs to the third.
  4. Dip the chicken into the flour. Then the beaten eggs. and finally the chopped pecan and breadcrumbs mixture.
  5. Line each pecan-crusted chicken tender on a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes until nuts are nicely browned and chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve as is, with your favorite dipping sauce or on top of a salad. This recipe makes a great party or game day snack too. 

 

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