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    Almond-Crusted Catalan Chicken

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    2 hrs 25 mins

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 15 mins

    Mirj's Note:

    This really turns plain-old-chicken into something interesting. I've doubled this recipe and it works just as well. Goes great with some Basmati rice and a green salad. Prep time includes marinating the chickens. Use matzoh meal instead of breadcrumbs and this is perfect for Passover.

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    1. 1
      In a large mixing bowl, make marinade by mixing together the mayonnaise, garlic, orange juice, orange peel, honey, 1/8 teaspoon of the cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
    2. 2
      Add the chicken, turning to coat.
    3. 3
      Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, occasionally spooning marinade over chicken.
    4. 4
      In a pie pan, mix together the remaining cinnamon, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, almonds and olive oil.
    5. 5
      Remove the chicken from the marinade and roll, one piece at a time, in breadcrumb mixture.
    6. 6
      Place the chicken in single layer in a lightly greased shallow baking pan.
    7. 7
      Bake in a 350°F oven about 1 hour or until crisp and brown and fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 19, 2002


      This is a great recipe. My husband really liked it and he is very picky.

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    • on June 12, 2011


      I make this using dried rice crumbs and almond meal for when the (coeliac) kids come for dinner. I also use greek yoghurt instead of the mayonnaise.

      Absolutely wonderful ! is their verdict each time. I think they miss their occasional Colonel Sanders meal, though they say this is much better.

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    • on June 11, 2011


      The flavors in this dish are superb; the resulting chicken is moist and tender and full of such flavor--definitely worthy of five stars. I did however, make some changes. First, based upon CG's recommendation, I too ground the nuts. I went a step further and did away with the bread crumbs and just coated the chicken with the almonds and spices. I eliminated the olive oil at the end and my chicken was terrific without the added oil/fat. As for the marinade, I made it as directed, but think that when I make this again I will substitute buttermilk for the mayonaise. Great dish, Mirj! Thank you!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Almond-Crusted Catalan Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (206 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 555.5
    Calories from Fat 340
    Total Fat 37.8 g
    Saturated Fat 8.5 g
    Cholesterol 117.5 mg
    Sodium 600.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 20.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    Sugars 4.3 g
    Protein 32.8 g

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