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Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

PECAN CRUSTED CHICKEN TENDERS take this tasty dinner or appetizer to the next level! The pecans toast in the oven as the chicken cooks giving them a nutty crunchy texture!
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Aubrey Cota


  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups pecans chopped
  • 8 eggs beaten
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1" strips


  • preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • cover baking sheet in foil and spray with cooking spray
  • in a pie plate or shallow dish combine panko bread crumbs, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper
  • in another shallow dish pour the chopped pecans
  • beat 8 eggs
  • one at a time dip the chicken strips into the eggs then cover in the bread crumbs
  • then dip the coated chicken strip back into the egg and then into the pecans, making sure to pat the pecans onto the chicken strips in order to ensure they stick
  • place on the baking sheet and continue with remaining chicken
  • bake in over for 25 minutes then flip and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes until chicken is completely done cooking and juices run clear