Rating: 3.5 stars
9 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 5 star values: 2

Brown the chicken quickly over high heat, then finish it in the oven to give the chicken a golden crust without burning the almonds.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2002

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Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and 1/2 cup rice)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450°.

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  • Prepare rice according to package directions; keep warm.

  • Place each chicken breast half between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  • Place flour in a zip-top plastic bag. Working with one piece at a time, add chicken to bag; seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag, shaking off excess flour. Repeat with remaining flour and chicken. Combine buttermilk and honey mustard in a shallow bowl. Combine almonds and breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in buttermilk mixture; dredge in almond mixture.

  • Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over high heat. Add chicken; cook 1 minute. Turn chicken over. Wrap handle of pan with foil. Place pan in oven; bake at 450° for 9 minutes or until chicken is done. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and green onions to rice; serve with chicken.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

408 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 1.4g; mono fat 5.9g; poly fat 2.5g; protein 35g; carbohydrates 41.4g; fiber 3.4g; cholesterol 68mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 749mg; calcium 125mg.
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