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5.18.2011

Almond Crusted Chicken with Creamy Lemon Sauce


   I LOVE this chicken. Love it, love it, love it! The name sounds pretty fancy, but it really is a simple dish to make. I am a big fan of almonds. I think they are so great in flavor. They are also very healthy for us. Their packed with Vitamins B and E, calcium, potassium and iron among other vital nutrients our bodies need. Just a handful a day will provide you with almost your daily need of protein! Pretty neat, huh! I bet you didn't think you were going to get a health lesson today, did ya? lol   Oh, and I believe this chicken would be great without the lemon sauce. It definitley is not needed to make it tasty! But it sure is good with it too! You be the judge  : )


ALMOND CRUSTED CHICKEN
Makes 4 servings
Recipe Adapted from: Recipe Girl
  • 4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts ( pounded thin)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 cups Breadcrumbs (whole wheat or white)
  • 1 cup Almonds, finely chopped
LEMON SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard



DIRECTIONS:  Rinse chicken and pat dry. Dredge chicken in flour. Shake off excess. Set aside.

Beat eggs in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine breadcrumbs and almonds.  Dip chicken in egg mixture, then pat crumb/almond mixture onto chicken, coating well.

Place coated chicken on a cookie sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add chicken and gently cook 6 minutes on each side until lightly browned and chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet onto a large serving plate or a clean cookie sheet. Keep warm.  (I put mine in my oven on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees, to keep them warm)

TO MAKE SAUCE:   Wipe skillet clean and return to heat. Add all sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir until sauce slightly thickens. Drizzle sauce over chicken breasts. Enjoy!

**NOTE:  Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley and sliced lemon to make it perty! ; )




  












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21 comments:

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Oh heavenly days...I am looking forward to the day I can log on to your blog and NOT drool all over my self!

Mary said...

That is surely one lovely plate of food. Your chicken sounds delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Amy said...

Just bookmarked this fabulous recipe! I hope to make it really soon!

Muriel Miller said...

Yum Holly! And your photo is so pretty too!

Katie said...

Oh yum. I am a big fan of lemon with chicken...sounds delicious!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Almond crusted is my favorite - either savory dish or desserts. And I like you eat this dish with lemon sauce too! I like this kind of dish that looks fancy but it's actually easy to prepare. Thank you for sharing!

Eccentric Kitchen (Steph) said...

Mmmm Lemon! Love it! Great pics!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

That looks wonderful. I love lemon, and chicken is the meat of choice at our house. I'll have to add this to the recipe collection.

Lizzy said...

Oh, YUM! This looks like the perfect weeknight dinner...simple and delicious. I've done a pecan crust with chicken...so I can imagine how lovely this is with almonds :)

Aimee said...

I love almonds too. This chicken looks great, thanks for sharing. No really, thanks for sharing. I'll be over to pick up my portion soon, or you can send it :)
-Aimee

MARNIE said...

LOOKS SUPERB! PERFECT DISH TO IMPRESS GUESTS

carolinaheartstrings said...

I love lemon chicken and this recipe looks just fantastic. I cannot wait to make it.

Kimberly said...

This looks SO good!! I love the combo of chicken and lemon, they just go so perfectly together! Yum!

upnorth said...

I know you made this for me and my invite got lost!!!! I will try this over the weekend! My sister is coming and I'm in panic mode! Haven't seen her for 3 yrs.

Kay Heritage said...

Hi, Holly! You are so good to encourage me whenever I post! Thank you so much!! And we eat quite a bit of chicken and this looks fabulous!!

Indie.Tea said...

That sounds incredible! I bet it would be really a really, really good crust on some flaky white fish too. Yum!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

That chicken sounds really yummy. I love almonds and I've never tried them with chicken. It looks good!

Kristen said...

I have got to try that sauce. It never occurred to me to put something like that on a breaded chicken. Sounds amazing.

sliceofsouthern said...

I love how this came out...it looks so moist and tasty! Great recipe, again...!

Jay said...

any left overs are okey with me dear..:P
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Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!