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Coast strips of chicken breast with sliced almonds for this almond-crusted chicken dinner that delivers great flavor and satisfying crunch.

Lynn Lloyd, Santa Cruz, CA
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Credit: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker

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total:
30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim fat from chicken breasts and cut each into 4 pieces. With a mallet, pound each piece between 2 sheets of plastic wrap to an even 1/4 to 1/2 in. thick.

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  • In a bowl, combine salt, soy sauce, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, the brandy, baking soda, and 2 tbsp. water. Add chicken and stir to coat. Let sit 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate. In the same bowl, stir in remaining 3 tbsp. cornstarch and the eggs until well blended. Mix in chicken to coat.

  • In a 12-in. frying pan, heat 1/2 in. oil over medium-high heat. Spread almonds on a cutting board. Press chicken into nuts, coating both sides evenly, then lay chicken in oil. Cook until browned, turning once, 4 to 8 minutes total. Drain on paper towels.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

579 calories; calories from fat 64%; protein 35g; fat 41g; saturated fat 4.4g; carbohydrates 22g; fiber 2.9g; sodium 718mg; cholesterol 157mg.
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