Almond Crusted Chicken

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Almond Crusted Chicken
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 4
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Surprise your family with this almond crusted chicken. This vivacious dish is appealing and delicious, so it’s perfect for a Sunday meal or a special event. Ground almonds create a crunchy and golden crust that’s hard to resist. I love using them on chicken legs because they’re turn out juicy and look great, but feel free to use chicken thighs or breasts. This pairs perfectly with white rice.


  • 4 chicken legs
  • 40 almonds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • 2
    Absorb all the moisture from the chicken legs with a paper towel.
  • 3
    Crush the almonds and mix with the garlic powder and salt.
  • 4
    Grease up each piece of chicken with the oil. Then, lay them on the almond mix until they’re completely covered.
  • 5
    Pour the remaining oil into a pan. Add the butter and stir until it’s melted and mixed with the oil. Add the chicken pieces, with the skin down and sear each side for about 3 minutes.
  • 6
    Move the chicken to a baking tray.
  • 7
    Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the meat’s internal temperature gets to 175-185° F and the meat juices have a clearer color. The time can differ depending on the oven.
  • 8
    Let it cool down for 5-10 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    If you want a lower fat dish, remove all of the skin and excess oil.
  • tip 2
    You can add chopped parsley or cilantro to the almond mix. It will look great and it will be delicious.

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