Almond-Crusted Chicken

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The chicken for this low-fat main dish recipe is first dipped in an egg mixture and then rolled in an almond mixture to give it a crunchy texture. The quickly wilted spinach complements the crusted chicken.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1 to 1-1/4 lb. total)

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon buttermilk

  • ½ cup finely chopped almonds

  • ½ cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) or fine dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil or canola oil

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • 8 cup fresh spinach leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Place one chicken breast half between sheets of plastic wrap. With flat side of meat mallet, pound chicken to 1/4- to 1/2-inch thickness. Repeat with the remaining breast halves.

  2. In shallow dish whisk together egg and buttermilk. In another shallow dish combine almonds, panko, rosemary, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Dip chicken breasts, one at a time, in egg mixture, turning to coat. Allow excess to drip off, then dip chicken pieces in almond mixture, turning to coat.

  3. In 12-inch nonstick skillet cook chicken, half at a time if necessary, in hot oil over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once halfway through cooking. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.

  4. In same skillet cook shallot in drippings 3 to 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring frequently. Add spinach and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook and toss about 1 minute or just until spinach is wilted. Serve chicken with wilted spinach. Sprinkle pepper and, if desired, mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

276 Calories
11g Fat
11g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 18.3mg 92%
Calcium 121.2mg 9%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 700mg 15%
Folate, total 145.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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