Chicken Almondine: Skillet Chicken With Almonds

Easy skillet chicken with almonds

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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1117 Calories
67g Fat
16g Carbs
103g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 67g 86%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 337mg 112%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 103g
Calcium 137mg 11%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you're looking for a simple yet special recipe for chicken, this easy dish is an excellent choice. The boneless chicken breasts are cooked in a butter and wine sauce with a little rosemary and other seasonings and served with sauteed almonds.

Serve this chicken with hot cooked rice and steamed broccoli or a richer Brussels sprouts gratin for a delicious everyday family meal.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds (or slivered almonds)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary (crushed)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 6 to 8 boneless chicken breast (halved, skin removed)
  • 4 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy skillet chicken with almonds
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  2. Heat the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. When the butter is hot, add the almonds. Cook, stirring until almonds are lightly browned and aromatic.

    Heat the butter
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  3. Remove almonds to a plate or bowl with a slotted spoon or spatula, reserving butter in skillet. Set the almonds aside.

    Remove almonds
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  4. Combine the flour, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

    Flour in a bowl
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  5. Dredge the chicken breast halves in the flour mixture. 

    Chicken in flour
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  6. Brown chicken over medium heat in the reserved butter for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.

    Chicken in skillet
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  7. Add the green onions and garlic to the skillet and cook for 1 minute longer.

    Add the green onions
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  8. Add the wine to the skillet.

    Add wine to the skillet
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  9. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, or until chicken is done.

    Cover the pan
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  10. With a slotted spoon or spatula, remove the chicken to a serving platter; keep warm.

    Remove chicken
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  11. Bring juices to a boil; stir in reserved almonds. Taste and adjust seasonings.

    Almonds in pan
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  12. Spoon almond mixture over chicken. 

    Spoon almonds over chicken
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  13. Serve with hot cooked rice, if desired, and enjoy!

Tip

  • When cooking with chicken breasts, instead of using the whole chicken breast, slice it in half, lengthwise (i.e. with your knife blade parallel to the cutting board) to produce two flatter chicken cutlets. This will result in more even cooking, rather than having a piece of chicken come out too dry on the outside by the time the full breast cooks all the way through.