ALMOND CRUSTED CHICKEN
MAKES 6 SERVINGS
Total Time: 41 min. • Prep Time: 25 min. • Cooking Time: 16 min.
CONTAINER EQUIVALENTS per serving: 1 Red ½ Orange/Blue 1 tsp
6 (4-oz.) raw chicken breasts,
½ cup almond flour
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1½ tsp. finely grated lemon peel (lemon zest)
¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
¼ cup water
1 Tbsp. olive oil (or extra-virgin organic coconut oil)
1. Preheat oven to 425° F. (220° C.).
2 Place a chicken breast on a cutting board. Hold it flat with the palm of one hand and, with a chef’s
knife in the other hand, carefully slice it in half horizontally (parallel to the cutting board).
Repeat with remaining chicken.
3 Place each chicken breast half between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound with a mallet or tenderizer until ¼-inch thick (or about twice the original size).Set aside.
4 Combine almond flour, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well. Set aside.
5 Combine egg and water in a shallow dish;whisk to blend.
6 Dip each chicken breast into the egg mixture; dredge in almond flour mixture until evenly coated. Set aside.
7 Heat oil in large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
8 Add chicken breasts; cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn chicken.
9 Place skillet in oven; bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast reads 165° F. (75° C.).
10 While chicken is baking, heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
11 Add vegetables, cook stirring frequently for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender-crisp.
12 Serve chicken with vegetables garnished with parsley (if desired).
CONTAINER EQUIVALENTS per serving: 1 Red ½ Orange 1 tsp
1/4 cup toasted pepitas (I could not find these so I used raw pumpkin seeds)
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
Juice of one lemon
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup EVOO
Blend in a mini food-prep and put on EVERYTHING!! Today I'm having it over raw zucchini noodles and tomatoes.
Zucchini and Spiralizer to make the noodles
Video on Making Zoodles and Spiralizer
Containers for ENTIRE MEAL
1 Green 1 Red 1 Orange 1/2 Blue 1 tsp