Really tasty. Had with mashed potatoes and CL 'Haricots Verts with Pancetta and Garlic' May 2016. Family called it a restaurant quality meal. Wouldn't hesitate to serve for guests.
We made half the chicken, so the sauce amount was perfect. If making 4 chicken breasts, then definitely double the sauce. Our full review is here: http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2016/05/flattened-chicken-with-almond-and.html
After reading the reviews, I increased the "sauce" - basically doubled it. Since everyone was not home yet, I let the cooked chicken breast sit in the sauce over an extremely low heat - without the almonds. It was on the stove for about 1/2 hour. Then I added the almonds (a little more than what's called for in the recipe) and it "cooked" with the lid on for 5 minutes. At that point everyone was home so I could serve it! We had rice with it. Everyone really liked it - and we're not a big chicken family. I'd highly recommend because it was easy and delicious. I'll definitely make again- it just needs additional sauce!
The almond paprika vinaigrette is really tasty! I would maybe double the pan sauce if I made this again. I didn't have ingredients for the manchego polenta that was recommended with this, but I made brown rice and stirred sauteed onions into it and the whole thing went together really well.
Yet another bland dish from Cooking Light. Truth be told, the flavors are good, but the real problem is that there is so little pan sauce, and once you toss in the almonds to the "sauce" it really achieves more of a paste-like consistency. The resulting paucity of sauce leaves less flavor and less physical coverage of the chicken breasts, which, being plain chicken breasts are inherently bland. All in all, this isn't exactly bad, just really mediocre and underwhelming.
Just fixed it this evening. Served with Broccoli...an awesome light meal with lots of flavor. A keeper and repeater!
This dish was quick and easy, and I made it even easier by using pre-made polenta and just shaving manchengo cheese over it for a side. Lazy, but it worked! The spices gave the chicken a nice flavor!
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