Almond -Crusted Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lightly crush almonds with your hands.
  3. Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and flatten with meat mallet.
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour.
  5. Mix egg and water together.
  6. Dip chicken in egg wash.
  7. Press almonds onto chicken, being sure to fully coat each breast.
  8. Butter a baking sheet.
  9. Place chicken on sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  10. While chicken is baking combine lemon juice, butter and basil.
  11. Drizzle butter of cooked chicken breasts.


Most Helpful

Delicious chicken. I made it exactly as written, and it was toasty, nutty, and delicious. I baked it at 425 for about 22 minutes, which was just perfect. The almonds added a nice, cruncy, nutty flavor. Next time, (and there will definitely be a next time), I think I'll marinate the chicken first in a bit of oil, wine, and some spices (chipotle powder maybe?) before pounding it thin to add a bit more spice to the mix. Or maybe add some parmesan to the almonds before coating the chicken. It was delicious as is, and I think a bit more jump would make this perfect. As is, a lovely dish that's easy enough to make on a weeknight, or to splurge on for guests on a weekend. Very nice recipe!

Lizzie-Babette November 20, 2002

This was delicious! I made it as directed, and everyone in my family of 7 loved it.

dtvondra September 18, 2015

The hubby and I liked this alot! Perfect for the excess of basil I had growing in my backyard! Good good good!

KPH November 29, 2009

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