Almond-Crusted Chicken Breast

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

The almonds in the crust make this a very elegant dish, good for when royalty comes to visit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make the vinaigrette combine the juices in a small bowl.
  2. Add the olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and press the almonds on one side to form a crust.
  4. Heat the canola oil in a hot pan, add the chicken and cook 3 minutes on each side, or until done.
  5. Cook the spinach and 1/2 cup of the vinaigrette in a large pan over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, or until the spinach is just wilted.
  6. Serve each chicken breast on a bed of spinach.
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

The cooked spinach with the citrus dressing is an unusual combination but we liked it, it was very refreshing. I had my doubts about the almonds sticking to the chicken because there was no egg for breading, but they stayed on with no problem.

Pets'R'us May 21, 2003

Outstanding. I added Mrs. Dash Lemon Herb to the chicken.Very nutty flavour. Canada Eh!

Canada "eh" February 08, 2010

This was amazing! You can reduce the olive oil in the vinagraitte to 1/2C or 1/4C and still have it taste great; also, you can use any kind of nuts or mixture - I used pine nuts & almonds; unless the chicken is thin (1/4"), cut in 1/2 or finish cooking in oven so crust doesn't get too dark. Loved it! I'm going to try it with salmon next!

thompsonakrn May 15, 2008

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