Pecan Honey Glaze for Fried Chicken

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Pecan honey glaze from The Pirate's House in Savannah, GA.

My family LOVES fried chicken. I don’t make it often because, well, it’s fried. But when I do make it, my husband and kids gobble it up. We especially like this pecan honey glaze for fried chicken to go with it. I like to make extra so we have leftovers for a fried chicken salad for lunches. Adding this pecan honey glaze takes fried chicken to the next level. It is certainly impressive to serve guests too.

This glaze recipe is from The Pirate’s House in Savannah, Georgia. If you’ve never been to the Pirate’s House Restaurant, you don’t know what you are missing! The building is rich in history and is a favorite dining establishment of locals and tourists alike. There are 23 rooms for dining each with its own charming decor.

When I make this glaze, I use my Grandmother’s fried chicken recipe that I also use for chicken and waffles. You can use any favorite fried chicken recipe. Just about everyone has one! It’s a tad on the sweet side but is a nice change from just fried chicken. You can certainly serve it on the side if you don’t want to ladle over the chicken. My son likes to dip his chicken so I put it in a cup on his plate.

The second time I made this I let it simmer too long because my chicken was not quite done. It got very hard, almost candy-like. So, lesson learned, follow the recipe for the simmering time! This recipe is unbelievably easy. There are only 3 ingredients and as long as you follow the timing directions, the recipe will be perfect. This recipe will make enough for 4 servings, it is easily halved or doubled depending on how many friends you’re serving. Enjoy!

Pecan-Honey Glaze for Fried Chicken

Pecan honey glaze takes fried chicken to the next level.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans


  • Melt butter over low heat. Whisk in honey until well blended. Bring to a simmer and add pecans. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Ladle over hot fried chicken.

Adapted from The Pirate’s House Cookbook by Sarah Gaede

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    1. Actually the recipe on that episode (I’ve seen it too) is different. Both the chicken and the glaze recipes are different. It is not the one included in the Pirate’s House cookbook. This one is the recipe in the cookbook.

  1. Ellen Folkman: I totally love your blog and subscribed to the daily emails. I cannot wait to try these pecan-honey glaze recipes. Beautiful selection of superb recipes.

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