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Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders

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  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Baked Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenders are a fun (and healthy) twist on a traditional American classic. A prep-ahead option and short ingredient list make this the perfect weeknight meal.


  • 2 cups pecans
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 TBS paprika
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 TBS dijon mustard
  • splash of Sriracha
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts, sliced into tenders


  1. Heat oven to 400. Lightly coat a baking rack with non-stick spray and place it on top of a foil lined baking sheet.
  2. CHICKEN “CRUST”: In a food processor fitted with S blade, add pecans, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Pulse until topping is a little more course than the texture of sand.
  3. EGG COATING: Place 2 beaten eggs in a shallow bowl, with lid. Add 1 Tbs dijon mustard and place of Sriracha. Whisk to combine.
  4. DREDGE: Dredge chicken in egg, coat with pecan mixture, and arrange on prepared baking rack.
  5. COOK: Cook chicken for 20-30 minutes (cooking time will depend on the size of your chicken tenders) or until no longer pink in center. Allow to cool and then serve immediately.