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Baked Almond Chicken Recipe

Baked Almond Chicken Recipe

This is a tasty dish that my family just loves. The almonds give the chicken a wonderful flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, paprika and celery salt
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • 1. Place the flour in a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken, a few pieces at a time. Seal bag; shake to coat chicken. In a shallow dish, combine 7 tablespoons butter, salt, paprika and celery salt. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds. Pour cream around chicken. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup sauce.
  • 3. Stir sour cream into sauce; pour over the chicken. Combine bread crumbs with the remaining butter; sprinkle over chicken. Bake, uncovered, 15 minutes more or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 1,020 calories, 72 g fat (34 g saturated fat), 278 mg cholesterol, 1,424 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 54 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.