Almond Crusted Chicken Breasts

This is a almond crusted chicken super flavorful recipe. It is satisfying and a real beauty on the plate. Which is great because you can never have too many chicken recipes.

Almond Crusted Chicken Breasts 

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  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1½ cup almond slices
  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless and split
  • 2 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil


Add the sliced almonds to a large bowl. Put the panko into a medium bowl season and it with some salt and pepper. Place eggs and water into a 3rd bowl and beat lightly.

Line the bowls up on the counter. Start by dipping one of the chicken breasts into the egg mixture. Using your fingers wipe away most of the egg. Next dredge the chicken breast in the bread-crumb mixture until well coated. Then move the breast back to the egg mixture. Do not use you fingers to remove the excess egg this time. Lastly lay the breast into the alomnd bowl and press the almonds into the breast as you turn it over and around until completely coated with almonds. Gently set the breast a side and repeat with the remaing breasts.

Let the breasts sit undisturbed about 15 minutes tp allow the crust to set some.

Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Depending on the size of your skillet and your oven you may need to do this in 2 pans. Add the butter. Once it get foamy, but before it browns. Add the conola oil.

Add all the breasts to the skillet, leaveing plenty of room between each one. Saute the chicken on one side about 4 minutes, or until well browned. Do not move the chicken around too much as the crust will break easily at this time. Turn the breast over and brown another minute or two– no more than that. Remove the pan from the heat, leaving the breasts undisturbed.

You may make the recipe through this step and set the breasts aside in the skillet for several hours loosely covered with foil. Any longer than that wait until they are cool. Cover well and refrigerate.

When you are ready to serve preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and transfer the skillet(s) with the breasts to the oven. Bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 10–12 minutes depending on the size of your breasts.