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Crunchy Almond-Crusted Chicken
Crunchy Almond-Crusted Chicken

Anju Bhatia

Nutri-rating

Nutri-rating

Prep Time

: 15

Hours
Cooking Time

: 25

Hours
Serves

4

People
Nutrient Value (per 100 gm)
*Color codes: low, medium or high quantity for corresponding nutrient. Grey for Not Applicable
Energy -
Fat 18.0 g
Sat Fat 2.05 g
Salt 295.0 mg
Sugars 1.29 g
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Ingredients
  1. 1.5 lbs or 3 very large chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
  2. 1 1/4 cup almonds, ground (almond meal works too)*
  3. 1 tbsp Garlic Or Onion Powder
  4. 1 tsp oregano or basil, dried
  5. 3/4 tsp Salt
  6. 1/8 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  7. 2 eggs, large
  8. Cooking Spray
Steps
  1. Preheat oven to 450 F degrees. Line large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper, spray well with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In one small bowl, mix ground almonds (almond meal), garlic (onion) powder, oregano (basil), salt and pepper. In another small bowl, whisk the eggs.
  3. Wash chicken breasts and pat dry with paper towel. Cut into 1/2 inch thick strips lengthwise. Place a few on a cutting board, cover with a piece of plastic wrap and pound with a meat tenderizer a few times. Repeat with remaining pieces.
  4. Dip each strip into an egg mixture, coat completely in almond mixture and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes on one side, flip and bake for another 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Please note, when flipping the bottom might look under baked and soggy but it will get browned and crispy, trust me. Serve hot with organic ketchup or Honey Mustard Sauce, or Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" for a complete meal.