Chicken with Almond Butter

This dish is gluten free adaptable- see tips below the recipe…

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Chicken with Almond Butter

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15 min


1/2 cup ground almonds
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
4 chicken breasts, boneless/skinless (1 to 1 1/2 pounds)
1/4 cup slivered almonds


1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Blend almonds, flour and butter until smooth. Add salt, cayenne, lemon zest, lemon juice, and worcestershire sauce and mix well.

3. Pound breasts lightly to thin them out, and spread generously with almond butter. Place in buttered baking dish, and bake for about 15 minutes (turning once).

4. Top with slivered almonds and broil 30 seconds, or until browned.


*If preparing this recipe as gluten free, use gluten free all-purpose flour in place of regular flour.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 1 chicken breast w/ sauce
Calories per serving: 481
Fat per serving: 22.5g
Saturated Fat per serving: 5.5g
Sugar per serving: 1.5g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Protein per serving: 61g
Cholesterol per serving: 152mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 8.5g