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Almond Crusted Chicken Recipe

We found this recipe in our clean eating meal plan and wanted to bring it back! YUM! This Almond Crusted Chicken is made with healthy seasonings and a big hit with the kids.

Ingredients:
Canola oil cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 large eggs
1 pound chicken breast

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with canola oil cooking spray.

2. Place almonds, bread crumbs, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the cajun seasoning is mixed throughout, about 1-minute. With the motor running, drizzle in extra virgin olive oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.

3. Whisk eggs in a second shallow dish. Cut each chicken breast into 3 or pieces, Add cut chicken breasts into eggs and turn to coat. Transfer each chicken breast piece to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining eggs and almond mixture). Place the chicken breast pieces on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.

Almond Crusted Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

  • Canola oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 pound chicken breast

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with canola oil cooking spray.
  2. 2. Place almonds, bread crumbs, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the cajun seasoning is mixed throughout, about 1-minute. With the motor running, drizzle in extra virgin olive oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
  3. 3. Whisk eggs in a second shallow dish. Cut each chicken breast into 3 or pieces, Add cut chicken breasts into eggs and turn to coat. Transfer each chicken breast piece to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining eggs and almond mixture). Place the chicken breast pieces on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.
  4. 4. Bake the chicken breast pieces until golden brown, crispy, and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes.
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