Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Makes 4 servings

Easy side: Cook 1 (11-oz.) package frozen steam-in-bag baby mixed vegetables according to package directions. Toss with 1 tsp. freshly ground garlic-pepper seasoning. We tested with Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Market Blend and McCormick seasoning.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat pecans and 2 Tbsp. butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted and fragrant. Remove from skillet.

Step 2

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour.

Step 3

Cook chicken in hot oil in skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and done. Transfer to a serving platter. Top with pecans.

Step 4

Add chicken broth to skillet, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen particles from bottom of skillet. Add brown sugar, vinegar, and thyme, and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is melted and sauce is slightly thickened. Whisk in remaining 2 Tbsp. butter. Serve sauce over chicken.

Ratings & Reviews

norahwynn's Review

October 21, 2013

user's Review

September 28, 2011
It was okay. Won't make it again.

p36lim's Review

July 19, 2011
Pretty good recipe and a quick dinner! I didn't care for the nuts (I used walnuts because that's what I had), I just wasn't a fan of eating cooked nuts in a savory dish. The chicken was tasty, I did cut back on butter as one reviewer suggested. The sauce was tasty. I couldn't really taste the vinegar after it mixed with the butter and brown sugar. Served this with a side of rice and sauteed yellow squash.

akdb69's Review

March 23, 2011
Not my favorite chicken recipe. I think the flavor of the vinegar was unexpected. I thought a pecan and brown sugar sauce would be sweeter, but it wasn't because of the vinegar. We just thought this was OK, and I wouldn't make it again.

Kimberly3's Review

February 08, 2011
Delicious, easy, and light enough to become a "regular" in our home. Served with sauteed veggies. The whole family loved it, especially my husband!

peaches09's Review

January 24, 2011
A quick and tasty weeknight entree! I used small/medium chicken breast halves and pounded them thin. The butter can be cut in half and olive oil reduced to 2 tbsp. with no ill effects.