Pecan Butter Honey Chicken Thighs – Just What the Doctor Ordered

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I love just about any chicken recipe. Of course, my favourite cut is thighs, as they are juicy and full of flavour. This dish is made with boneless skinless thighs which makes them even healthier – just what the doctor ordered. Not to mention that the recipe is incredibly easy and involves a few simple ingredients. The news gets even better: The entire dish can be made up in less than 30 minutes. In light of that, it’s the perfect midweek meal.

The sauce. Oh, the sauce. It’s a sweet nutty combination that’s perfect over mashed or rice. To sum things up, it a recipe that falls under the “must try” category. Believe me, it will be an instant hit.

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Pecan Butter Honey Chicken Thighs – Just What the Doctor Ordered

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 540
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


I seem to repeat myself in just about all recipes. I'm always looking for a fast and delicious midweek meal. The more you make, they harder they become to develop. Once again, we managed to find one here at Cook n' Share. These incredibly delicious pecan butter honey chicken thighs. This delightful dinner is made in 30 minutes and your family and friends will love it.



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  1. Lay the chicken thighs on a plate and season both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic.

  2. Add the 1 tbsp of butter to a pan over medium high heat and allow it to melt down. Pour the olive oil in to prevent it from burning.

  3. Place the thighs in the pan making sure they are evenly distributed and fry them on both side until cooked though and the juices run clean. This should take about 4 minutes on each side. Set them aside on a plate.

  4. In the same pan, add in the 4 tbsp of butter and allow it to melt down.

  5. Put the pecans in, stir, and allow them to roast in the butter for a few minutes.

  6. Pour the stock in followed by the sugar, honey, thyme, and parsley. Whisk until well combined. Bring to a simmer.

  7. Add the chicken back in, spoon sauce over it, and allow it to simmer in the sauce for about 5 minutes turning occasionally. 

  8. Serve over rice or mashed and enjoy your pecan butter honey chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 539.97kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.8g25%
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 63.2mg22%
Sodium 1280mg54%
Potassium 320mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugars 1.3g
Protein 18.5g37%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


As I mentioned earlier, I use boneless skinless thighs as the are so easy to work with and healthy. You can also use other cuts if you wish.

Adjust the seasoning according to you taste. Other seasoning can be added as well.

Use a good honey as it will make all the difference in the world. Same with the pecans. You can also adjust the amounts according to your liking and diet.

Keywords: Chicken Recipe, 30 Minute Recipes, Chicken Thighs, Easy Dinners

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 


  1. Made this a couple weeks ago and have added it to my rotation. Absolutely delicious. I did use boneless chicken breasts instead of thighs as that is what I had on hand and added more pecans, (cause why not, I was feeling decadent) and I didn’t regret it, but as advertised this recipe is flexible, easy and pretty much perfect. Sauce was delicious on rice and it got a thumbs up all around. Thanks so much for sharing.

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