Recipe Recipe By Healthy Eating For Families

Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast with Maple-Mustard Sauce

4 Servings

 Prep time = 20 minutes

Cooking time = 30 minutes


¾ cup pecans, chopped

¼ cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon paprika

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 4 ounces each)

1/2 cup Dijon mustard plus 1 tablespoon for the sauce

¼ cup maple syrup


  1. In shallow bowl, combine pecans, bread crumbs, thyme, and paprika; set aside.
  2. Dip chicken breasts into mustard making sure it is well coated. Then roll chicken breast in pecan mixture.
  3. Place chicken in greased baking dish. Bake uncovered at 375°F for about 30 minutes or until juices run clear.
  4. While chicken is cooking, combine maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard together. Remove chicken from oven and drizzle with sauce.
  5. Note: I like to microwave the sauce for about 45 seconds before drizzling it over each of the chicken breasts.

Nutrition Information (for chicken breast and 1 tablespoon of sauce): 330 calories, 25 grams protein, 27 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams dietary fiber, 13 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 60 milligrams cholesterol, 915 milligrams sodium