Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken Thighs

Janis

By Janis | Updated January 24, 2024

Elevate your chicken game with this sumptuous recipe for Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken Thighs. Combining the rich, nutty flavors of pecans with the perfect blend of spices, this dish is guaranteed to impress.

Simple yet sophisticated, this recipe is designed for both beginners and seasoned cooks!

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a shallow dish, combine chopped pecans, smoked paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  3. In a separate dish, lightly beat the eggs.
  4. Place the flour in a third dish.
  5. Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels to ensure the coating sticks properly.
  6. Dredge each chicken thigh in flour, shaking off the excess.
  7. Dip the floured chicken into the beaten eggs, then coat with the pecan-spice mixture, pressing gently to adhere.
  8. Place the coated chicken thighs on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Drizzle olive oil evenly over the chicken thighs.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the crust is golden.
  11. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

NutrientAmount
Calories450
Total Fat28g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol142mg
Sodium380mg
Total Carbs18g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein30g

Indulge in the rich, spicy flavors and crispy texture of this Spicy Pecan Crusted Chicken Thighs, a dish that’s sure to become a new favorite in your culinary repertoire!