Chicken Almondine

Background and History

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Preheat Oven

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.

Pan-Fry Chicken

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.

Toast Almonds

In the same skillet, add sliced almonds and toast until lightly browned.

Combine Ingredients

Return the browned chicken to the skillet, drizzle with fresh lemon juice, and dot with butter.

Bake

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.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving – based on 1 chicken breast)

Calories: ~350

Protein: 30g

Fat: 20g

Carbohydrates: 10g

Fiber: 2g

Notes

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.

Allergy Warning

Verify the absence of nut allergies before using almonds.

Modify the recipe to accommodate dietary restrictions or allergies.

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