Honey-Pecan Chicken Strips



Makes 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours
Bake: 20 Minutes


1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds chicken breast strips
3/4 cup Dijon mustard, divided
3/4 cup honey, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon curry powder


Combine first 4 ingredients; sprinkle evenly over chicken in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag. Stir together 1/4 cup mustard, 1/4 cup honey, and garlic; pour over chicken. Cover and chill 2 hours.

Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Dredge chicken in pecans; place on a lightly greased rack in an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan.

Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.

Stir together remaining 1/2 cup mustard, remaining 1/2 cup honey, and curry powder; serve sauce with chicken strips.