Have you ever tried Almond Crusted Chicken?  Once you have tried preparing  this recipe, it will become your “go to” chicken recipe for years to come. Delicious chicken coated in heart healthy almonds. Kid-friendly, gluten-free and low glycemic index makes this Almond Crusted Chicken recipe a winner.

This recipe is dietitian-approved because we created it and photographed it.  Also, because this tasty and nutritious chicken recipe is budget-friendly, gluten-free, kid-friendly, low carb, easy and you can make it ahead.  We also are big fans of air-fryers so we have included an air-fryer version of this recipe below.  Don’t have an air-fryer, no worries, we also included a traditional oven recipe instructions below.

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Almond Crusted Chicken

Delicious chicken coated in heart healthy almonds. Kid-friendly, gluten-free and low glycemic index makes this recipe a winner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fiber, High protein, Kid-friendly, Lean protein, Low carb, Make ahead, Quick
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Condition: Cancer, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, PCOS
Servings: 4 servings
Cost: $20.27

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts (3-4 oz each)
  • 1 cup almonds unsalted
  • 2 tsp rosemary dried
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Black pepper

Instructions

Oven

  • In a food processor, mix almonds, rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Process until mixture becomes fine and crumb-like.
  • Preheat oven 350° F.
  • Make sure to dry the chicken breasts well, and season both sides with salt and pepper if desired. Dip the chicken into the almond crumb mixture, allowing the almond mixture to coat both sides. Repeat with all remaining chicken breasts.
  • Prepare a sheet pan by spraying with cooking spray. Place chicken on sheet pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until chicken is done (internal temperature of the chicken should be 165° F). Serve chicken with a starch and a veggie.

Air Fryer

  • In a food processor, mix almonds, rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, and parmesan cheese. Process until mixture becomes fine and crumb-like.
  • Preheat air fryer at 360° F for 3 minutes.
  • Make sure to dry the chicken breasts well, and season both sides with salt and pepper if desired. Dip the chicken into the almond crumb mixture, allowing the almond mixture to coat both sides. Repeat with all remaining chicken breasts.
  • Spray air fryer basket with cooking spray. Place chicken in an air fryer and fry for 5 minutes. Flip chicken, and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until chicken is done (internal temperature of chicken should be 165° F). Serve chicken with a starch and a veggie.

Nutrition

Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 36g | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 497mg | Fiber: 5g

Please note:

Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

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