Almond Chicken with Roasted Aspargus

13 Apr

While the husband’s away the wife will eat a little more healthy than normal and it felt great! My husband was traveling last week for work which is a pretty rare occurance so I took advantage of that and ate better. Too bad that week was followed by the Blues clinching a playoff spot and Easter – all of that healthy eating went out the window. Anyway, one of the meals I made was absolutely amazing and so simple. I’m adapting it to add to the menu this week too!

Almond Chicken with Roasted Asaparagus
Ingredients – Chicken (for 1)
1 b/s chicken breast, trimmed and pounded to 1/4″ thickness and seasoned with S&P as desired
1 egg + 1 teaspoon water
1/4 c. slivered almonds, chopped
1 teaspoon grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon seasame seeds
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 c. chicken stock

Directions
– heat skillet over medium heat with a little bit of EVOO
– in a shallow dish combine egg and water, mixing to create an egg wash
– in another shallow dish mix: Almonds, Cheese, Flax Seeds and Sesame Seeds
– dip chicken in egg wash and allow excess to drip off
– pat in to almond mixture, covering surface of chicken
– cook in heated skillet until golden brown and 165 internally in temperature, (about 4 minutes per side)
– remove chicken and set aside, covered with foil to keep warm
– add chicken stock and lemon to skillet, scrapping up chicken bits with a spoon/spatula and heat sauce through
– plate chicken and spoon a little sauce over the top
– Garnish with lemon slices if desired

Ingredients – Asparagus (for 1)
4-6 stalks of asparagus, trimmed of hard egdes/bottoms
EVOO – just enough to coat the asparagus
grated parmesan cheese, as desired
a little bit of sesame seeds as desired
a little bit of lemon zest, as desired

Directions
– drizzle EVOO on asparagus and mix to coat
– sprinkle on cheese, sesame seeds and lemon zest, mixing to coat
– roast in 425 oven for about 10 minutes or until desired doneness

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One Response to “Almond Chicken with Roasted Aspargus”

  1. Joelen 04/14/2009 at 1:35 pm #

    The use of seeds for the crust is such a great idea!

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