oncontextmenu="returnfalse" ondragstart="returnfalse" onselectstart="returnfalse">>>> Bri Runde: Almond Crusted Chicken

Friday, March 14, 2014

Almond Crusted Chicken

I am working on getting my "Eat Clean Recipes" tab to be up and running so that eventually you can go right there to find all the recipes I share. Until then, I will just post them here.

This is a clean one that we love at our house. I love a little crunch to my chicken, which is just what this almond mixture gives. This breading is easy and delicious! You could also put it on your fish; it's great on tilapia!
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1 pound bag of raw unsalted almonds
1 1/2 teaspoons (or up to 1 tbsp depending on your taste) paprika
2 large egg whites
Dash of salt
Dash of black pepper
Garlic to taste
Onion to taste
4-6 chicken breasts

Mix all ingredients except for egg whites in a food processor until very fine and soft, almost flour-like. In a separate shallow dish, whisk the egg whites.

Trim off fat from chicken breasts and cut into individual portion sizes. Place each breast between plastic wrap and pound until thin. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, letting the excess drip back into the dish. Press both sides of the chicken breast in the almond breading. Place on a baking sheet, cover and put in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to let the breading set.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake chicken for 20 minutes. Half way through this baking time, take out the chicken and flip each piece over so the underside doesn't get soggy. With about 4-5 minutes remaining, turn on the broiler and let chicken get nice and golden brown on top.

Whenever I make breading, I am always left with extra. You can just put it in the refrigerator and use next time.

Enjoy! And, as always, I would love for you to comment below and let me know if you try it out! :-)


  1. I love that this recipe is not only healthy, but gluten free! I am definitely going to try this! Is the photo one that you took?

    1. No. I flipped through my albums and couldn't find one, so I had to Google search one that looked similar. ;) Let me know what you think after you try it out. I forgot you have to have G.F. too.