Monday, September 30, 2019

Welcome to #FallFlavors; Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears

I received product from sponsors, Millican Pecan Company and Door County Coffee to assist in the creation of recipes for the Fall Flavors event.  All content, writings and opinions in this blog are strictly my own.

Tender chicken breast meat coated with pecans, sauteed to a golden brown are served up with poached pears in a scrumptious sauce.  This is fall food at it's finest.

Welcome to Flavors of Fall.  We will be sharing great fall recipes and are raffling off some amazing #sponsor gifts.  Come on in.........

Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Monday:

Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast by Daily Dish Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake by Family Around the Table
Ginger Pear Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles by Tip Garden
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread by Cheese Curd In Paradise

Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples by Simple and Savory
Door County Maple Coffee-Crusted Steak by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese by The Redhead Baker
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Skillet Sausage Potatoes and Cabbage by Everyday Eileen
Tuna Pot Pie by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chili by Red Cottage Chronicles

Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars by Love and Confections
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti with Pecans by Blogghetti
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Coffee Granita by Karen's Kitchen Stories
Irish Apple Cake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Crumb Top Baking
Pecan Pie Bars by Books n' Cooks
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans by Our Good Life
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy

Make sure you like Fall Flavors on Facebook and follow the Fall Flavors on Pinterest, too!  Take a look at what you have a chance to win this week!!

Flavors of Fall Door County Prize Package  

Prize 1 - Door County Coffee and Tea Company

Founded in 1993 in Door County, WI, Door County Coffee and Tea Company is a small family owned business. Roasting a variety of flavors for 26 years, one winner will receive three full pot bags of all of their fall flavors. 21 bags in all! Their mission through the years has been to produce high quality, best-tasting coffee using only Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans. Combine that with superior roasting technology and you get a wonderfully even and perfect roast every time and that means the perfect pot of coffee. A $40 value.  

Flavors of Fall Millican Prize Package

Prize 2 - Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins

Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

The minute I received this lovely bag of pecan pieces from Millican Pecan Company, I knew I wanted to make pecan crusted cutlets of some sort.  Since I had already planned to share a pork recipe for this event, I decided to go with chicken cutlets.

Not only did Millican Pecan Company send the bloggers product to use in creating Fall recipes but they also are generously sending the awesome gift package you see above to one of our lucky readers.  

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Now that you've met one of our sponsors and entered to win a wonderful gift let's talk about this recipe that I am so proud to share with you today.

Our Teen, who was not raised by us and has a very undeveloped palate actually ate 2 of these cutlets for dinner.  I served them up with roasted potatoes, steamed broccoli and my husband and I enjoyed a glass of Merlot with dinner.  This is the perfect Fall meal. The kind of meal you start yearning for when the leaves start to turn and the weather cools.

This meal comes together quickly so it is perfect for a weeknight meal but still fancy enough to serve to company.  

Stop back by tomorrow when we gather again to share some Flavor of Fall recipes.  I've baked up a Pecan Butter Pie that you are going to love!!

#chicken, #pecans, #cutlets, #pears, #sauce,
Entrees, Chicken
Yield: 4 servings

Pecan Crusted Chicken with Pears

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 35 M
Tender chicken breast meat coated with pecans, sauteed to a golden brown are served up with poached pears in a scrumptious sauce. This is fall food at it's finest.


  • 2 lg. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. pecan pieces, I used Millican
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 T. butter, divided
  • 1/4 c. sherry
  • 1 c. chicken stock
  • 1 lg. Bosc pear, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2" slices
  • 1/3 c. brown sugar


How to cook Pecan Crusted Chicken with Pears

  1. Place the chicken breasts into a  gallon size plastic bag, and pound with a meat mallet, rolling pin or heavy skillet until about 1/2" thick.  Remove from bag and cut each breast into 2 or 3 cutlets.  
  2. Place the pecan pieces into a food processor and pulse until mostly fine crumbs, some larger pieces are ok.  Mix the pecans, flour, salt and pepper in a plastic bag.  Add the chicken cutlets and shake to coat.
  3. Melt 2 Tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet placed over med high heat.  When melted, add the cutlets and cook until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes per side.  Remove to a plate and set aside.
  4. Pour the sherry into the skillet and cook, scraping up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan, until reduced by half, about 2-3 minutes.  Add the chicken broth, brown sugar,  and remaining butter to the skillet, stir to combine and melt the butter.  Add the pear slices and cook for a couple of minutes, until they start to soften.  
  5. Return the chicken to the skillet and bring sauce o a boil.  Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 4-5 minutes per side, until an internal temperature of 165* is reached. 
  6. Place chicken and pears onto a serving platter and ladle the sauce over all.
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Two (2) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #FallFlavors bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Open to US Residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter the giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #FallFlavors posts or entry. Thank you to our sponsors Millican Pecan and Door County Coffee and Tea for providing prizes.


  1. This is a dish my family will love! Such great flavors! Thanks for being a part of #FallFlavors, Wendy!

    1. Thanks for hosting Ellen. This is a great recipe if I do say so myself.

  2. This looks like a great recipe to keep in regular rotation in the menu planner!

  3. Boring chicken just got an upgrade! YUM!

  4. Aren't these pecans delicious? I love how you used them. It sounds really good.

    1. It is really good Karen, every time I think of it I want to make it again.

  5. Chicken and pears are a lovely combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing this, Wendy. It will surely be on my table soon.

  6. Chicken and pecans go great together! I love the pear twist!

  7. My husband used to be famous for rolling meats in nuts! Encrusted was a word he used a lot!

  8. I personally LOVE pears! What a delicious combination with the pecans and chicken!

  9. I love that you included sherry! This recipe sounds fantastic!

  10. I always get pecan crusted chicken on my salad. I've not had it with pears as an entree. Sounds interesting.

  11. What a great fall meal! Pecan crusted chicken sounds excellent!


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