Almond crusted chicken and nectarines salad with b

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

If you can't find chicken tenderloins, look for thin cutlets which will work just as well for this recipe. source unknown


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Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING:

1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon honey
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon thinly sliced fresh chives
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

FOR THE CHICKEN:

two large eggs
1 3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins, pounded 1/4 inch thick
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

FOR THE SALAD:

6 cups torn tender lettuce, such as butter lettuce, oakleaf, or arugula or all
two small to medium ripe nectarines or peaches, halved, pitted, and sliced 1/4 inch thick
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
in a medium bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix the buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar, and honey. Slowly whisk in the oil to blend. Stir in the chives and season to taste with salt and pepper.
2
For the chicken, lightly beat the eggs in a wide, shallow dish. Pulse the almonds and flour together in a food processor until the almonds are chopped. Transfer the almond mixture to another wide, shallow dish. Season the chicken on all sides with 1 teaspoon salt and three-quarter teaspoon pepper.Dip one piece of chicken at a time in the eggs. Shake off the excess and dredge in the almond mixture, pressing lightly to help it adhere. Set aside on a wire rack.
3
In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat until shimmering hot. Working in batches, cook the chicken until light Golden Brown on both sides and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
4
Transfer the chicken to a paper towel lined plate when done. Between batches, remove any stray almonds from the pan and add more oil if needed.
5
To assemble the salad, in a large bowl, toss the lettuce, arugula or both and the nectarines with about half of the dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper and portion among four dinner plates. Arrange the chicken among the plates, overlapping the pieces on top of the salad. Drizzle more dressing over the chicken and serve. Serves four.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Salads, Salads