Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Almond Crusted Chicken from Jillian Michaels Cookbook!

Last night I made an awesome recipe from Jillian Michaels The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook!
I am not someone who cooks very often, it's actually pretty rare.  I usually make the same things, or we do quick meals like sandwiches, etc.  I want to become more of a cook so before my bible study last night I decided to surprise my hubby with dinner when he got home from work.  He was pretty shocked and told me he "really liked it"...hmmm, maybe he could make me a stay at home wife & then I'd promise to have dinner on the table every night when he got home:) 
Here's the recipe & nutrition facts...I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!!

Almond Crusted Chicken Breasts
{Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism Cookbook}
Preheat oven to 425.
Toast 1/2 cup of almonds.
Place all ingredients in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
 The mixture will be a thick paste
Arrange chicken breasts in baking dish & top with almond paste.  Roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
Your masterpiece is complete...and delicious!

I added a delicious spinach & strawberry salad with our chicken. 
The dressing is StoneWall Kitchen Strawberry Balsamic Dressing & is YUMMY!

The Recipe
(Serves 4)

1/2 cup unsalted almonds, toasted
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 tsp grated lemon zest
1 T. fresh lemon juice
3/4 dried rosemary*
1 garlic clove
1/4 tsp salt
4 (4-5 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

*Note: I did not use the rosemary because I don't like it and it was great without it so if you don't like it just leave it out!
  • Preheat the oven to 425.
  • In the work bowl of a food processor, place the almonds, olive oil, lemon zest and juice, rosemary, garlic, and salt.  Process until coarsely chopped; the mixture will be a thick paste.
  • Arrange the chicken breast halves in a baking dish.  Divide the almond paste and spread on the breasts; pat down to cover each breast completely.
  • Roast in the oven until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer reads 165-170 degrees, about 10 minutes.  Loosely tent with foil and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 293.3 kcal
Fat 17.4 g
Protein 30 g
Carbs 4.3 g
Sodium 194.2 mg

This recipe is from Jillian Michaels Master Your Metabolism Cookbook


Lindsay said...

That looks so YUMMY!!!

SharriRae said...

This does look good!

Yum Yucky said...

This looks so good. Too bad that before visiting your blog I called home and told my teen to prep the chicken for dinner by cutting it into pieces. Darn.

Mesha said...

now that sounds really good! i want to try this!

Ali Trier said...

Mesha talked me into it!

tina said...

I'm going to try out that recipe--it sounds delicious!! I love Jillian Michaels. I have an award for you. You can check it out here:

:Deliciously Healthy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thanks for the yummy recipe!! I'm definitely going to try it... I LOVE almonds!

Tricia said...

thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

Yum, that sounds great!

Tori said...

i'm blogging this same recipe tomorrow!!! :) loved it!