almond crusted chicken.
Have we talked Supper Swap? It’s seriously the greatest invention among friends who cook and eat (and really, I’m not sure that leaves anyone out). I see a post in our future. Basically, you find a friend (or friends) and swap meals during the week. Not only does it save you a night of cooking but it helps you break out of your dinner rut, giving you a reason to find new recipes and get creative with different flavors.
So for this chicken dish you need breadcrumbs, egg and almonds. If you’re uber-cheap like me you can make your own breadcrumbs, and we’ll talk about that a little later as part of an extra credit lesson.
So what’s fun about this is you can get the kids involved. It’s a hands-on recipe, with all that rolling and shaking and rolling again in your ingredients. Then saute the chicken up and serve with your favorite veggie or salad. Bon apetit!
Almond Crusted Chicken
What You’ll Need:
3/4 cup breadcrumbs ($.32 at $.42/cup or make your own for free)
salt and pepper
2 eggs ($.24 at $.12 per egg)
2 tsp. water
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1.5 pounds), divided into 2 ($2.98 at $1.99/lb)
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds, crushed ($1.50 at $5.99/lb)
1 tablespoon butter ($.09 at $.09/tablespoon)
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ($.08 at $.08/tablespoon)
italian parsley, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400.
In a medium bowl, season bread crumbs with salt and pepper. Place eggs in a bowl with water and beat lightly.
Dip chicken in the egg, wiping away excess, and then coat with breadcrumb mixture until lightly coated. Dip chicken in the egg again and coat with almonds.
Heat butter and oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Saute chicken until browned, about 3 minutes, then turn over. Cook 2-3 minutes more. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until chicken is cooked through, abut 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh italian parsley.
TOTAL: $5.21 or $1.30 per serving. Serve with this orzo recipe and you’re around $1.78 per person.
498 calories per serving
21 grams of fat
51 grams protein
2 grams fiber