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Balsamic Almond Chicken

 Balsamic Almond Chicken
Brown sugar and balsamic vinegar lend a sweet and subtly tangy flavor to this tender almond-crusted chicken dish. Lisa Ruehlow - Blaine, MN
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chicken breast with 2-1/2 tablespoons sauce (calculated without rice) equals 339 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 169 mg cholesterol, 216 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.