Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs Recipe

This honey-pecan chicken thighs recipe will soon become your next favorite chicken dish. Baking the chicken gives it a satisfying crunch without the added fat from deep-frying.

Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs Recipe

How To Make Honey-Pecan Chicken Thighs

Prep: 2 hrs 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins


  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 8 chicken thighs, skinned and deboned
  • 3/4 cup honey, divided
  • 3/4 cup Dijon mustard, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • Italian parsley sprigs, for garnish


  1. Combine the salt, peppers, and thyme. Sprinkle evenly over chicken in a shallow dish.

  2. Stir 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup mustard, and garlic together. Pour over the chicken.

  3. Cover and chill 2 hours. Remove chicken from marinade.

  4. Dredge chicken in pecans and place on a lightly greased rack in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.

  5. Bake at 375 degreesĀ for 40 minutes or until chicken is done.

  6. Stir together remaining honey, mustard, and curry powder to make a sauce.

  7. Serve sauce with chicken and garnish with parsley sprigs if desired.


  • Sugar: 27g
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  • Calcium: 37mg
  • Calories: 343kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Cholesterol: 107mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 381mg
  • Protein: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 512mg
  • Vitamin A: 98IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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