Almond Lemon Chicken

Almond Lemon Chicken

103 Reviews 6 Pics
Joy Bowers
Recipe by  Joy Bowers

“Lemony, spicy, flavorful chicken breasts. A good company dish. I like to serve this with plain cooked white or brown rice, and to spoon the sauce over it. Almondy lemony chickeny goodness!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Combine the lemon juice, mustard, garlic and white pepper. Beat in 5 tablespoons of the olive oil. Put the chicken in a shallow container and pour the lemon mixture over it. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. In a large skillet, saute the almonds in 1/2 tablespoon of the olive oil until golden. Remove from skillet and reserve. Wipe out the skillet. Drain the chicken, reserving the lemon marinade. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to skillet, then add chicken breasts and brown over high heat until breast is brown on each side (6 to 10 minutes). Remove from skillet and reserve.
  3. Strain the lemon marinade into the skillet. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and cornstarch/water mixture. Cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reduces by half (about 5 minutes). Add marmalade and stir over medium heat until melted. Stir in the butter a bit at a time over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in parsley and red pepper flakes. Return chicken to skillet and heat through. Add reserved almonds and garnish with lemon slices.

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Reviews (103)

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CYBERTUCKER
87

CYBERTUCKER

This is a wonderful and unique recipe. It is a little high in fat for our taste so I modified the recipe and it is better than ever. Reduce the olive oil to 1 to 3 tbsps. Use a "no stick" spray for both the almonds and the chicken when browning. Omit the butter altogether and increase the cornstarch to a tbsp and the marmelade to 4 tbsp. Delicious AND Healthy!!!

somethingdifferentagain?!
44

somethingdifferentagain?!

This was very good. It made about 1 1/2 c sauce that went great mixed in rice. The lemon was not strong(marinated for 1 hour). I thought the amount of almonds(1 cup) must be a misprint.? I toasted them, but only used 1/4 c. which was plenty for our tastes. Seems like I dirtied more dishes (measuring cups,spoons, pan etc.) than neccesary,too. I will try to re-use things,next time. Next time, I will use some of the juiced lemons ZEST also, a little white wine, some low-sodium boullion , AND LESS OIL. It was very oily and I don't think it was necesary to use that much. I cut the chicken breasts into strips instead of leaving them whole. It was much FASTER cooking that way and the marinade flavor was almost all through the chicken better. With changes, this might be a 5 star!

Always Cooking Up Something
42

Always Cooking Up Something

I thought this dish was very delicious...I've made several lemon chicken recipes before, but never one with orange marmalade and red pepper, which really made everything tastier. I used less olive oil than called for (probably just 2 tablespoons), and skipped the butter altogher. Serve with steamed broccoli and brown or wild rice for a delicious, balanced meal!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 427 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 28.2 g
  • 43%
  • Carbs
  • 12.7 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol
  • 80 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium
  • 617 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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