South Beach Diet Oven-Fried Chicken With Almonds

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

South Beach Diet friendly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whole wheat bread crumbs:.
  2. Use 2 slices whole wheat bread, toast them until lightly brown, then pulse in a food processor. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  4. Pound the chicken breasts to a 1/2 inch thickness and cut them into 12 pieces.
  5. In a medium bowl, stir bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, almonds, parsley, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper until mixed.
  6. Pour oil onto a plate.
  7. Dip the chicken into the oil and then into the bread crumb mixture to coat.
  8. Place chicken on a cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until juices run clear when the thickest part of the chicken is pierced with the tip of a knife. (Do not turn chicken over).
  10. Serve immediately. Nutrition facts per serving 383 calories, 16 g total fat, 4 g saturated fat, 15 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 41 g protein.


Most Helpful

I have made a version of this using honey roasted peanuts before, but subbing the almonds for peanuts was awesome and much healthier! It is definitely a keeper! Thanks for posting.

Cristie B April 27, 2012

Well I made a few adjustments due to diet and then I made a few errors so I won't review for now but will say that DH liked the result so I will keep working on it. We can't have yeast or cheese so I sub'd whole wheat matzos that I blended along with probably more almonds than called for. I totally forgot about the parsley - never have fresh on hand anyways though. I used powdered garlic. This is the first time I've seen a recipe using oil first then crumbs. I can't tell if it improved things. I missed the oil on top so I may spray some olive oil next time. Also the bottom came out soggy and I was going to say that I will put the chicken on a rack next time... but then I noticed that I was supposed to use a flat sheet and I used a casserole pan. I think I still may try the rack next time.

Chef Tweaker April 19, 2012

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