ALMOND CRUSTED CHICKEN BREASTS

5
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make ALMOND CRUSTED CHICKEN BREASTS

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.

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About ALMOND CRUSTED CHICKEN BREASTS

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #crunchy #nutty #juicy



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