Apple Pecan Chicken

This simple recipe for Apple Pecan Chicken is made with just 5 ingredients and makes a great weeknight dinner. 

Hi Friends –

So here’s the truth. I’ve been having a heck of a time with recipes this week. As food bloggers, we all have our ups and downs and if I’m being honest, this week has been a major downer. I had 5, count ’em, 5 recipe fails before I made this Apple Pecan Chicken. I’ll spare you the details, or maybe I won’t…but I’ll at least save them for another post!

Anyways, let’s talk about this chicken. It’s quick and easy and it’s actually my recipe for this month’s Recipe Redux. The theme for this month was nuts because tomorrow is National Nut Day!

Pecans aren’t a nut I typically buy, but occasionally I’ll treat myself to a big bag from Costco. Since I did that last week, I have a lot of pecans to use up!

I also have a plethora of apples from our apple picking adventure, so I’ve been adding them to pretty much every meal I make lately.

To make this, you basically mix shredded apple and some diced bacon with your favorite flavor of hummus, spread it on chicken, top with pecans and stick it in the oven.

If you’re feeling a bit crazy, I’d highly suggest doubling the recipe for the filling, cutting a slit in the chicken breasts and stuffing some inside as well as spreading on top!

Here’s the recipe:


Apple Pecan Chicken

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This simple recipe for Apple Pecan Chicken is made with just 5 ingredients and makes a great weeknight dinner.

  • Author: Lindsay L
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x



  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup shredded apple, tightly packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Tbsp hummus
  • 1 strip bacon, diced (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Put the apples in a paper towel and squeeze to remove excess moisture.
  3. In a small bowl combine apple, hummus and bacon.
  4. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel (or rub lightly with flour to coat) and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Spread hummus mixture on top of chicken to coat.
  6. Top with chopped pecans, pressing lightly into hummus to help them stick.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.


Optional – double filling and stuff some inside chicken as well as on top. [br][br]Check on the chicken after 15 minutes. You may need to cover with foil for the last few minutes if the pecans start to burn.

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I used Sabra’s Supremely Spicy hummus (our favorite) and loved how it balanced out the sweet apple. When I make this again, I’ll definitely make some extra to stuff inside (just mix the pecans right into the hummus mix).

I used about 1 Tbsp flour to coat the tops of my chicken breasts and help the hummus mixture stick, but to keep these gluten-free, you could just pat them dry with a paper towel.

Serve with some steamed frozen veggies for a quick dinner!

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