Chicken Almondine, a classic French dish, brings together the richness of chicken with the nutty crunch of almonds in a delightful marriage of flavors. The term “Almondine” refers to a culinary technique where the main ingredient, in this case, chicken, is coated or garnished with almonds, creating a dish that’s both elegant and comforting.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Season and Coat Chicken
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Dredge each chicken breast in flour, shaking off excess.
In a large oven-safe skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken breasts on both sides until golden. Remove and set aside.
In the same skillet, add sliced almonds and toast until lightly browned.
Return the browned chicken to the skillet, drizzle with fresh lemon juice, and dot with butter.
Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
Garnish and Serve
Garnish with chopped parsley before serving.
(Per Serving – based on 1 chicken breast)
Adjust lemon juice and butter to taste preferences.
Serve Chicken Almondine with steamed vegetables or rice for a complete meal.
Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is cooked to a safe internal temperature.
Verify the absence of nut allergies before using almonds.
Modify the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.