Pecan Encrusted Stuffed Chicken Breasts


Boneless chicken breasts are stuffed with cheese and stuffing mix and encrusted with a delicious pecan and bread crumb mixture.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¼ cup butter, or as needed

  • 1 (6 ounce) package chicken-flavored stuffing mix (such as StoveTop®)

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup bread crumbs

  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin

  • 4 slices provolone cheese

  • 1 cup canola oil, or as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Bring water and butter to a boil in a saucepan; stir in stuffing mix. Cover and remove saucepan from heat. Let stand until water is absorbed, 5 minutes; fluff stuffing with a fork.

  3. Place flour in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs in a separate bowl. Combine bread crumbs, pecans, salt, and pepper together in a third bowl.

  4. Fill each chicken breast with 1/4 of the stuffing and a provolone cheese slice. Roll each chicken breast around the filling; tie kitchen twine around each rolled breast to keep closed.

  5. Coat each chicken roll in flour; dip each chicken roll into whisked eggs. Press each chicken roll in the bread crumb-pecan mixture until fully coated.

  6. Pour canola oil into a large skillet to a depth of 1/4 inch and heat until little wisps of smoke rise from the oil.

  7. Fry coated chicken in the hot oil until crust is lightly browned, about 5 minutes per side; transfer to a baking dish.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

831 Calories
42g Fat
67g Carbs
46g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 831
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 208mg 69%
Sodium 1303mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 308mg 24%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 501mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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