Almond Chicken

Almond Chicken Recipe


4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes
Chill: 1 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 264
Caloriesfromfat 43 %
Fat 12.5 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 7.1 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 28 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 723 mg
Calcium 48 mg


1/3 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
3 tablespoons orange marmalade
1 tablespoon light margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted


Whisk together first 5 ingredients. Place in a shallow dish, reserving 1/4 cup mixture. Add chicken to dish; cover and chill 1 hour. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.

Cook chicken in 1 teaspoon hot oil in a skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken, reserving drippings in skillet.

Add reserved 1/4 cup marinade mixture and chicken broth, stirring to remove bits from bottom of skillet. Stir together cornstarch and water; add to broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute.

Stir in marmalade and next 4 ingredients. Return chicken to skillet; spoon sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with parsley and almonds.

Mildred Sherrer, Bay City, Texas,

Southern Living

January 2001
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