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Honey Pecan Crusted Chicken

A crispy, un-fried chicken dish with the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors from honey, mustard, cornflakes, and toasted pecans.

  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


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1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 (6-ounce) skinned chicken breast halves
8 (4-ounce) chicken drumsticks, skinned
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/4 cups finely crushed cornflakes (about 4 cups uncrushed cereal)
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly over the chicken pieces and set them aside.
In a small bowl, combine the honey, Dijon mustard, paprika, and garlic powder. Mix these ingredients well to create the coating sauce.
In a separate shallow dish, mix together the finely crushed cornflakes and the finely chopped pecans.
Brush both sides of each chicken piece with the honey mustard mixture.
Dredge the coated chicken pieces in the cornflake and pecan mixture, ensuring each piece is well covered.
Arrange the chicken pieces on a large baking sheet that has been coated with cooking spray.
Give a light coat of cooking spray over the crusted chicken pieces.
Bake the chicken in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the crust is golden brown.


Ensure chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F before consuming.
For additional flavor, let the chicken marinate in the honey mustard mixture for 15 minutes before coating.

  • Author: 9
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Halal


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: Varies
  • Sugar: Varies
  • Sodium: Varies
  • Fat: Varies
  • Saturated Fat: Varies
  • Unsaturated Fat: Varies
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: Varies
  • Fiber: Varies
  • Protein: Varies
  • Cholesterol: Varies

Keywords: Honey Pecan Chicken, Crispy Chicken, Oven-baked Chicken, Cornflake Chicken, , ,