almond crusted chicken breasts

almond crusted chicken breasts

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
ready in: 30 minutes

makes: 4 servings, 6 ounces each


  • 1 ½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 oz. slivered almonds
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs, regular flavor
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Wrap chicken breasts in plastic wrap and flatten to about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. In a blender or food processor, finely ground almonds. Combine almonds, bread crumbs and salt on a plate.
  3. Whip egg white and water together. Dip the chicken into egg mixture; coat with almond mixture, shake off excess.
  4. In a 10-inch skillet, over medium-high heat, cook chicken in oil 10–15 minutes until cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
  5. Remove the chicken from pan; keeping warm. Heat lemon juice, and dry white wine in skillet over low heat, stirring to loosen almond mixture.
  6. Serve sauce over chicken with a side of rice and asparagus.

per serving: 350 calories, 18g fat, 80mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 3g protein