Bourbon Pecan Chicken


Chicken breasts are coated in a pecan breading, and fried in a skillet. Then a rich bourbon sauce is poured over them before serving. This is a fabulous recipe that my Mother gave me from a upscale restaurant in New York. It is to die for. ENJOY!!

close up view of Bourbon Pecan Chicken served with mashed potatoes and gravy, garnished with green onions on a white plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ½ cup finely chopped pecans

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ¼ cup clarified butter, melted

  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar

  • 2 ⅔ tablespoons bourbon whiskey

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small cubes

  • ½ cup sliced green onions


  1. Stir together the pecans, bread crumbs, and 2 tablespoons of clarified butter. Spread the mixture out on a plate. Press the chicken breasts into the mixture to coat on both sides. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of clarified butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the coated chicken breasts in the pan, and fry on both sides until nicely browned and chicken meat is cooked through, about 10 minutes per side.

  2. In a small saucepan, whisk together the Dijon mustard, brown sugar, bourbon, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce until smooth. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat, then remove from the burner, and whisk in the 3/4 cup of unsalted butter one piece at a time. Do not return to the heat.

  3. Arrange the chicken breasts on a large serving plate. Pour the sauce over the chicken, and sprinkle with green onion.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts and servings when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

486 Calories
33g Fat
16g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 537mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 309mg 7%

* 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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