honey pecans on top of seared chicken fillets
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Honey Pecan Chicken Breasts

These Honey Pecan Chicken Breasts are sweet, savory and buttery. They will instantly become one of your favorite chicken dishes. They cook all in a skillet and are so easy to prepare, you can have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes. Kids just love this combination so this honey butter chicken is perfect for a mid-week meal! But just look how beautiful it is you can easily serve this if you are entertaining or for Saturday date night.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 4
Calories: 323kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp pecan pieces
  • Flaked sea salt


  • Lay your chicken breast flat on the board.
  • Use a large sharp knife to cut sideways through the breast.
  • Continue to cut through the chicken breast, keeping the knife flat and parallel to the chopping board.
  • Carefully cut through until you have two plump fillets.
  • Repeat with the second chicken breast and season the fillets with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a fry pan over a medium heat, once it gets shimmering add the chicken breast fillets and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate and tent them with foil to keep warm and to rest.
  • Melt the butter and honey together in your fry pan. Once it is bubbling, add in the pecans and stir gently.
  • Once everything is coated, remove the foil and drizzle the sticky pecan sauce over the chicken.
  • Season with flaked sea salt and serve immediately.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 378mg | Potassium: 438mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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