Crunchy Almond Chicken

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Preparation time: 15 minutes 
Cooking time: 25 minutes 
Total time: 40 minutes 
Servings: 4 

If you like almonds, then Happy National Almond Day! Don’t know how that celebration came to be, but with my husband and I being almond lovers, we’re not complaining. 

And to celebrate this day dedicated to those yummy brown nuts, I’m going to share with you a recipe that showcases the versatility and distinct taste of almond. 

My husband and kids love breaded chicken. Until a few months back, adding a pack of pre-made breaded chicken to our weekly shop was a must. Until a friend told me of all the stuff that's put into frozen breaded chicken, like additives and preservatives. So I decided to start making my own breaded chicken. 

I've experimented with whipping up some breadcrumbs using my food processor and some stale bread. And the results were great! But I found I needed to make fresh breadcrumbs each time, as whenever I stored leftover breadcrumb, they'd go moldy. 

It was actually my culinary challenged husband who, a few months back, was munching on a packet of almonds while waiting for his breaded chicken, when he had an epiphany. “Wouldn’t it be nice if that chicken was coated with almonds rather than regular breadcrumbs?”  
 
So we tried coating one chicken, ate it, and have been using almonds ever since! Our favorite brand of almonds to use is Sincerely Nuts, as their almonds are 100% natural and free of GMO as well as other unwanted additives.
 

Your Ingredients:  

3/4-1 cup of Sincerely Nuts Natural Whole Raw Almonds (Unsalted No Shell) 
1 tsp of garlic powder 
1/2 tsp of paprika 
1/2 tsp of dried oregano 
1/2 tsp of dried thyme 
1/2 tsp of salt
1 beaten egg 
4 small or 2 large chicken breasts cut into halves 

How to make your Crunchy Almond Chicken: 

First, you need to preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Now go get your food processor and throw in your almonds, garlic powder, paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme and salt. Process the mixture until the almonds are chopped into very small pieces.

Once done, pour the almond mixture into a shallow bowl and add the beaten egg. Set aside for later.

Now go get your chicken and salt both sides of each piece. 

Now go dip the chicken into the egg mixture, making sure to coat the entire chicken.

Once done, go coat the chicken with the almond mixture. Again, make sure that the entire chicken is fully coated with the almond mix.

Now drizzle some oil over a baking sheet and place your chicken on it. Also drizzle a bit of oil on the chicken to make it crispy. 

Bake for not more than 25 minutes. 

Let rest for 3 minutes to let juices redistribute .

Remove from oven and allow dish to rest for 3 minutes before serving .

    Mom’s Secret Tip: 

    Unlike breadcrumbs, crushed almonds last for weeks in an airtight container.  Process the entire pack of your Sincerely Nuts Almonds and store away, ready to use whenever you want some quick 'breaded' chicken! 

    Comments

    Lewis#1

    Then you’ll love this crunchy almond chicken fingers recipe! Covered in almond flour and then baked in the oven, these grain-free chicken fingers are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters

    Jonathan Hernandez#2

    This recipe looks delicious. I love to cook different dish and some time create new combination, so, Chicken with almonds sound like a new flavour . I wil try to prepare it for my friends and family. Thansks for this interesting recipe.

    Mikey#3

    I’ve made chicken with breadcrumbs before but have never even thought of trying it with almonds. This is definitely a unique and creative idea that I’m going to have to try out myself.

    KAUSHIK MALLICK#4

    Lovely mouth watering picture really felt to try this kind of recipe and let you know all about this special hand made dish.

    Amanda G#5

    I would have never thought to use almonds as a crumb coat. Such an innovative and fresh take on breaded chicken. I love chicken and am always looking for new ways to prepare it.

    lonemega#6

    Crunchy Almond Chicken recipe.woooow.am so happy i saw this recipe.now i can cook without fear and also accurately and speedily using the right amount of sauce and ingredient.I wil try to prepare it for my friends and family.

    kuneeya#7

    To make crunchy chicken, as i know, we should use bread crumbs. In this recipe, You showed that almonds can also use to make crunchy chicken. I like that idea. Will surely try this one at home.

    Diva#8

    Well, doesn’t this sound lovely and simple? I have had oven baked fried chicken on my brain recently, but I think I am in love with this idea too. A must try!

    Julie B.#9

    These look so good and look easy to make. I’m going to try these since we like crunchy chicken recipes in our house. Thank you for what looks like an amazing recipe.

    Eyra Syahira Bt Sarkawi#10

    I would like to try since I’m a big fan of crunchy chicken but at my place, it’s hard to get fresh thymes or any at italian herbs. Is it possible if I don’t use any italian herbs? or did it affect the taste of the whole recipe?

    Alyssa V#11

    You’re great with these obscure appreciation days Chef Remi! I absolutely love almonds but I have never once thought to use them as a breading before – Genius! I am definitely going to try this one out this week with some broccoli rabe on the side.

    Nomnommer#12

    Oh my word this looks perfect! I don’t eat wheat so this is just what I needed. I’ve tried using coconut flour before but it never seems to quite work out, so this… this is good. :)

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