Almond Chicken Breasts

June 10th, 2012 by Erin Gennow
Almond Encrusted Chicken

Almond Encrusted Chicken

Almond Chicken Breasts

Adapted from Mariel’s Kitchen by Mariel Hemingway

This almond coating is a nice change from a plain baked chicken breast.  The coating offers a bit of crunch and added flavor too.  Serve on a bed of farro and with a side of steamed broccoli for a complete meal.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

4 chicken breasts, skin removed

1/2 cup almond meal

1/2 cup raw almonds

1 garlic clove, peeled

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons parsley

1 egg

2 teaspoons olive oil

Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Equipment

Knife

Food processor

Skillet

2 Shallow Bowls

Plate

Baking sheet

Process

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pat the chicken dry. Season the chicken breasts on both sides with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Set aside while you prepare the coating.

Place the 1/2 cup almond meal, 1/2 cup raw almonds, peeled garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, and 2 tablespoons parsley in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to combine and break down the whole almonds, garlic, and parsley a bit.

Pour the almond coating into a large shallow bowl.

Crack the egg into another shallow bowl and whisk to combine the white and the yolk.

Place the skillet over medium heat and add the 2 teaspoons olive oil.

While the pan heats up coat the chicken. Dip one chicken breast into the egg, coating both sides. Let the excess egg drip off. Place the egg coated chicken breast into the almond coating and press down a bit to encourage the coating to stick. Flip the chicken breast over to coat the other side. Place the coated chicken breast onto a plate. Repeat with the remaining three pieces of chicken.

Once all the chicken is coated, lay each piece in the hot skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side. Watch and smell closely so you do not burn the coating.

After each side has cooked in the skillet place the browned chicken onto the baking sheet. Bake in the 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the thickest part of the chicken reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Serve with a side salad and steamed broccoli.

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