ALMOND CRUSTED CHICKEN BREASTS

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I adopted this orphan recipe. Poor thing--nobody wanted it, but it sounded so good I decided to give it a home in my kitchen! I am tweaking it just a wee bit to suit my preferences, but not much. I will make it this weekend and post pictures.


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Serves:

2-4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
almonds, toasted and sliced
4
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c
flour
1
egg, beaten
1/4 c
(1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp
fresh basil leaves or 1/2 tsp. dried basil flakes

Directions Step-By-Step

1
With hands, lightly crush almonds into small pieces; reserve.
2
Lightly flatten chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper to taste. Dredge chicken in flour and pat off the excess. Dip chicken in egg beaten with 2 teaspoons of water. Press each chicken breast in almonds, covering each piece well.
3
Place chicken breasts on a buttered baking sheet.
4
Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until chicken is done and almonds are golden.
5
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the melted butter, lemon juice and basil.
6
Drizzle over cooked chicken breasts and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #crunchy, #nutty, #juicy