Raspberry Pecan Chicken with Goat Cheese

I tend to cook with a lot of chicken and am always looking for ways to change it. I found a recipe for a raspberry chicken salad and thought I would modify it a bit for just a standard chicken dish. I made this the other night and after posting pictures across my social media accounts, I thought I would share the recipe with my followers.

Prep Time: 4-8 hours

Cook Time: 20 mins


  • 3 Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup of Marie’s Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • Candied Pecans
  • Goat Cheese
  • 1 tsp of raspberry vinaigrette to top chicken when finished


For the chicken marinade, place chicken in a ziplock bag, or preferred sealable container, and add the raspberry vinaigrette. I used Marie’s, it is gluten free with no preservatives, and ingredients I could pronounce.

Place in the fridge for 4 to 8 hours.

For the candied pecans, I opted to make my own candied pecans to avoid the additional, less than healthy ingredients. I found this great recipe from the Paleo Table, the recipe calls for six basic ingredients and the instructions are simple and easy to follow.

Once marinated, grill chicken in a pan fry. Heat your skillet to medium-high, while waiting add one to two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.

When the oil is hot, add the chicken breast. Turn the chicken over after 5 minutes, cook for another 5 minute before turning the burner down to “Lo,” cover with lid. After another 5 minutes turn the burner off, leaving the lid on allow the chicken to sit for another 5-10 minutes.

Now you can begin topping your chicken.

  Sprinkle goat cheese on top of the chicken.
  Top with the a small handful of candied pecans…  …and finish with a little drizzle of the raspberry vinaigrette.

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