Baked Almond Crusted Chicken Breast

Sunday, October 17, 2021
This Baked Almond Crusted Chicken Breast has the perfect crunchy bite with a sweet and smoky flavor combined with a drizzle of homemade Amaretto before serving.

With just a few pantry ingredients, this coating will become an addicting way to bake boneless chicken breasts.

This seasoning is a blend of smoked paprika, garlic and dipped in an egg wash then baked to roasted almond heaven.

You can substitute the roasted almonds with pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds for nut allergies also.

If you love new chicken recipes you may also like to try Pizza Chicken and Potatoes, Copycat Longhorn Chicken Parmesan Crusted Chicken.

Scroll down to the bottom for this yummy printable recipe to make this nut-coated easy chicken recipe.



almond coated chicken breast baked on a white plate with parsley





Nut Coatings



Although we love a nutty coating for chicken with any kind of nuts, peanuts we do substitute toasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds when we have guests with nut allergies.

The recipe for this almond-crusted chicken stays nice and moist with a toasty crunchy flavor, if you chose a different nut alternative, we have tried just about all of them and they are all terrific.

Baked, fried, or air fried this chicken is always delicious no matter what cooking method you choose

With the addition of some other pantry ingredients, this recipe is super easy and goes great with any simple sides dishes,  garlic mashed potatoes, or a delicious rice almondine marsala.


baked chicken breast casserole coated in roasted almonds


Ingredients You Will Need (scroll down to the bottom for exact measurements)

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  • boneless chicken breasts
  • flour
  • paprika
  • any kind of oil you prefer 
  • salt, pepper
  • egg
  • salt, pepper, and cayenne if you want some heat
  • vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • milk
  • whole roasted almonds or use pumpkin seeds for nut allergies
  • a drizzle of  homemade Amaretto on top when serving is optional


raw chicken breast coated with toasted almonds and butter ready to bake


Tips:


  • don't skip the vinegar and milk (or use store-bought buttermilk)
  • make sure you do not overcook almonds only toast them lightly
  • keep the chicken warm if not eating right away it's best fresh
  • the chicken is delicious on top of a bed of rice
  • Use cooked rice made separately of any kind (jasmine, long-grain, fast cooking whatever you like)
  • any boneless meats worked great with this coating or seafood
  • pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts are all great alternatives
  • for air frying drizzle with olive oil place on oil sprayed foil for 12 minutes at 400 degrees
  • for pan-fried,  add a mixture of olive oil and butter and saute until the juice run clear
  • for baking,  place in either a parchment lined casserole dish on 400 for 20 to 25 minutes
  • for nut allergies use pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • the chicken is best reheated in the oven or air fryer


these are raw chicken cutlets


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Easy Chicken Recipe



This recipe for chicken is super easy and so flavorful.


Easy to prepare and you certainly can change the coating of nuts any way you like just pick what you like the best.


Pick any of the three cooking methods and be sure to slightly roast any of the nuts you use for that roasted flavor.


This chicken dish like our Marry Me Chicken is one of the most ask for recipes to for family meals


Let us know how you like this one and remember, Amaretto drizzled off the top with roasted almonds is a nice addition for any adults who love it.


Baked Almond Crusted Chicken Breast

Baked Almond Crusted Chicken Breast

Yield: 6
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 35 Min
This crunchy coated chicken is perfect for a light summer meal, baked chicken with a roasted almond taste a delicious combination anytime of the week.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups finely chopped or sliced almonds
  • Note:  (I use whole almonds  toasted first for a  deep roasted taste which I prefer the others sliced super thin toast well in the oven when chicken is baking without roasting first)
  • 2 large boneless chicken breasts sliced into 1/2 round or long pieces
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper more to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • cooking oil spray
  • olive oil
  • Option: I like to drizzle a little Amaretto over each piece while still warm for a little sweetness.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Whisk the egg, milk vinegar, and sauce into a pie plate set aside.
  3. Cut the chicken into 1/2 inch pieces and place them into the milk mixture.
  4. In another shallow bowl or pie plate add the chopped nuts, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and stir to evenly coat.
  5. Working with one piece at a time, dip the chicken in the egg and then coat with the almond mixture making sure to pat the mixture into the chicken.
  6. Place the chicken in a casserole dish sprayed with cooking oil or line with parchment paper.
  7. Drizzle olive oil over the top of the chicken to help make it crispy.
  8. Bake for 22-25 minutes and remove from oven. Let rest for 3 minutes

Notes:

Tips:


  • don't skip the vinegar and milk (or use store-bought buttermilk)
  • make sure you do not overcook almonds only toast them lightly
  • keep the chicken warm if not eating right away it's best fresh
  • the chicken is delicious on top of a bed of rice
  • Use cooked rice made separately of any kind (jasmine, long-grain, fast cooking whatever you like)
  • any boneless meats worked great with this coating or seafood
  • pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts are all great alternatives
  • for air frying drizzle with olive oil place on oil sprayed foil for 12 minutes at 400 degrees
  • for pan-fried, add a mixture of olive oil and butter and saute until the juice run clear
  • for baking, place in either a parchment lined casserole dish on 400 for 20 to 25 minutes
  • for nut allergies use pumpkin or sunflower seeds
  • the chicken is best reheated in the oven or air fryer


Nutrition Facts

Calories

341.64

Fat (grams)

25.42

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.72

Carbs (grams)

9.68

Fiber (grams)

4.79

Net carbs

4.89

Sugar (grams)

2.47

Protein (grams)

21.65

Sodium (milligrams)

271.48

Cholesterol (grams)

66.02
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13 comments

  1. The spiced nutty coating makes the boring chicken breast so much more fun and tastier!

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  2. The drizzle of amaretto on top to finish this dish is such a great suggestion - so delicious, restaurant quality!

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  3. Loved the texture and the flavor!

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  4. What a great way to coat chicken breasts. I can't wait to give these a try.

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  5. The almond crust looks fantastic on this chicken and the amaretto at the end. Just a perfect chicken dish!

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  6. I can never resist a good chicken recipe, and this one looks like a winner! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  7. You had me at sweet & smoky flavor! Loved the good crunch in this recipe and that it uses ingredients we already had. Thank you!

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  8. I live in Northern California and we grow lots of almonds here! Always trying to find more recipes to use them in

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  9. I was looking for a different way to make chicken and this came out perfect. Such great flavors and I loved the almonds!

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  10. Looks delicious Claudia and we enjoy, buy almost never make, nut crusted

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  11. I love the nutty flavor plus the crunch and texture added by the almonds! YUM!

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  12. Baked almond crusted chicken breast looks delicious. I would love to try it.

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  13. This is such a great dinner idea. I love all that crust. Yum! I have to make this soon.

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