Balsamic Almond Chicken Recipe
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Balsamic Almond Chicken Recipe

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Brown sugar and balsamic vinegar lend a sweet and subtly tangy flavor to this tender almond-crusted chicken dish. Lisa Ruehlow - Blaine, MN
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 339 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine almonds and flour. In another shallow bowl, whisk eggs. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Dip chicken in eggs; then coat with almond mixture. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch, broth, vinegar and brown sugar until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve with chicken. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic Almond Chicken in Simple & Delicious May/June 2009, p28

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Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"Not bad. Definitely didn't love it as others. I thought the sauce was really good and might be good as a marinade for grilled chicken."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"Very delicious. I may add a little salt to the flour mixture next time. The chicken was tender and juicy combined with the crunch of the almond breading. The sauce compliments this with tangy and sweet flavor. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"My husband said it's a keeper. Very good flavor! I used raspberry balsamic because that is what I had on hand."

Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"Husband loves it! so good for me!"

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2010

"When I made this recipe for dinner tonight, I added a little salt to the flour/almond mixture and I wasn't sure about the sauce because it smelled very strong. Boy, was I in for a surprise! My very picky husband, 9-yr-old son and I just LOVED it!!!! The sauce has a slightly teriyaki flavor, but not as strong and the almonds on the chicken are perfect! We made it with wild rice and corn. We will definitely be making it again real soon!"

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