Almond-Crusted Chicken Breasts

This easy and flavorful recipe can also be made ahead for pack-and-go lunches. Slice cold chicken diagonally and serve on top of salad greens.

Almond-Crusted Chicken Breasts

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  • ½

    cup roasted, unsalted almonds

  • 1

    garlic clove

  • ½

    teaspoon of coarse salt

  • 3

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2

    boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • Coarse black pepper


Preheat oven to 425-degrees. Make a coarse paste of the almonds, garlic, salt, and olive oil in a food processor. Season chicken breasts with pepper, then rub paste onto chicken. Place chicken into a shallow baking pan, and roast in oven until cooked through, 15 to 18 minutes. Slice and serve alongside a mixed greens salad, baby spinach or lightly sautéed greens.


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