Almond Crusted Chicken with Creamy Lemon Sauce

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   I LOVE this chicken. Love it, love it, love it! The name sounds pretty fancy, but it really is a simple dish to make. I am a big fan of almonds. I think they are so great in flavor. They are also very healthy for us. Their packed with Vitamins B and E, calcium, potassium and iron among other vital nutrients our bodies need. Just a handful a day will provide you with almost your daily need of protein! Pretty neat, huh! I bet you didn’t think you were going to get a health lesson today, did ya? lol   Oh, and I believe this chicken would be great without the lemon sauce. It definitley is not needed to make it tasty! But it sure is good with it too! You be the judge  : )




Makes 4 servings

Recipe Adapted from: Recipe Girl

  • 4 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts ( pounded thin)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 cups Breadcrumbs (whole wheat or white)
  • 1 cup Almonds, finely chopped


  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

  • 1/2 cup heavy Whipping Cream

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

DIRECTIONS:  Rinse chicken and pat dry. Dredge chicken in flour. Shake off excess. Set aside.

Beat eggs in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In another bowl, combine breadcrumbs and almonds. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then pat crumb/almond mixture onto chicken, coating well.

Place coated chicken on a cookie sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add chicken and gently cook 6 minutes on each side until lightly browned and chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet onto a large serving plate or a clean cookie sheet. Keep warm. (I put mine in my oven on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees, to keep them warm)

TO MAKE SAUCE:   Wipe skillet clean and return to heat. Add all sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and stir until sauce slightly thickens. Drizzle sauce over chicken breasts. Enjoy!

**NOTE:  Garnish with a sprinkle of parsley and sliced lemon to make it perty! ; )


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24 thoughts on “Almond Crusted Chicken with Creamy Lemon Sauce

  1. Almond crusted is my favorite – either savory dish or desserts. And I like you eat this dish with lemon sauce too! I like this kind of dish that looks fancy but it’s actually easy to prepare. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh, YUM! This looks like the perfect weeknight dinner…simple and delicious. I’ve done a pecan crust with chicken…so I can imagine how lovely this is with almonds 🙂

  3. I love almonds too. This chicken looks great, thanks for sharing. No really, thanks for sharing. I’ll be over to pick up my portion soon, or you can send it 🙂

  4. I know you made this for me and my invite got lost!!!! I will try this over the weekend! My sister is coming and I’m in panic mode! Haven’t seen her for 3 yrs.

  5. I have made this twice now, and it’s one of our favorite dishes. I do everything just as written except I use crushed Ritz crackers instead of bread crumbs. I am not a very good cook, but my daughter is telling me I’m definitely improving with this dish. We love the sauce on top and the almonds. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.

  6. I made this for dinner last night and it was delish! I didn’t make any adjustments to the recipe BUT instead of pounding the chicken I sliced two big chicken breasts in half which worked out perfectly. I also wish I had doubled the lemon sauce because I think it just added so much flavor.
    Will definitely be making again…two thumbs up! 🙂

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