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Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad Recipe for Two

July 5, 2017
Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two - romantic dinner for two

This almond crusted chicken with fresh tomato salad is a fast and easy weeknight meal and is also elegant enough for a romantic date night dinner, or lunch for two. This dish is delicious and quick to prepare and ready in just 15 minutes.

 

You might also like these Gyro Style Pita Pockets or this Chicken Parmesan.

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Need a dessert to go with it? Try this Red Velvet Cake for Two or this Strawberry Cobbler for Two.

 

For the tomato salad:

Combine the tomatoes, green onion, cheese cubes, and Italian dressing into a bowl.

Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two - mix tomatoes, green onion, cheese, and dressing in a bowl

 

For the Chicken:

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place each piece flat between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Pound the chicken gently with a mallet or rolling pin to an even thickness. Do not make them thinner than 3/8-inch. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

 

Pulse almonds in a food processor or Magic Bullet Blender until coarsely chopped.

 

In a medium bowl, combine the chopped nuts with the Panko breadcrumbs.

Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two - combine crushed almonds and Panko in a bowl

 

In a shallow bowl, lightly whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt.

 

Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, let the excess drip away, then press both sides of the chicken into the Panko coating.

Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two - chicken coated in egg then almond and Panko mixture

 

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Place the chicken into the pan and cook about 3 minutes on each side. Turn only once until the crust sets and turns golden brown.

 

Arrange the chicken on your dinner plates, and spoon tomato salad on top.

 

Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two - This almond-crusted chicken with fresh tomato salad is a fast and easy weeknight meal and is also elegant enough for a romantic date night dinner, or lunch for two. This dish is delicious and quick to prepare and ready in just 15 minutes.

 

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Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two - romantic dinner for two
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Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two
Prep Time
9 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This almond-crusted chicken with fresh tomato salad is a fast and easy weeknight meal and is also elegant enough for a romantic date night dinner, or lunch for two. This dish is delicious and quick to prepare and ready in just 15 minutes.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 521 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
TOMATO SALAD
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 10 cherry tomatoes halved (red and/or yellow)
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese or Mozzarella cubed
  • 2 tablespoons Zesty Italian Dressing
ALMOND-COATED CHICKEN BREASTS
  • 2 6 ounce each boneless skinless, chicken breast halves
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
For the tomato salad:
  1. Combine the tomatoes, green onion, cheese cubes, and Italian dressing into a bowl.
For the Chicken:
  1. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and place each piece flat between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Pound the chicken gently with a mallet or rolling pin to an even thickness. Do not make them thinner than 3/8-inch. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Pulse almonds in a food processor or Magic Bullet grinder until coarsely chopped.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped nuts with the Panko breadcrumbs.
  4. In a shallow bowl, lightly whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt.
  5. Dip each piece of chicken into the egg, let the excess drip away, then press both sides of the chicken into the Panko coating.
  6. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Place the chicken into the pan and cook about 3 minutes on each side. Turn only once until the crust sets and turns golden brown.
  7. Arrange the chicken on your dinner plates, and spoon tomato salad on top.
Recipe Notes

Calories listed are per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Crusted Chicken with Tomato Salad for Two
Amount Per Serving
Calories 521 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 179mg 60%
Sodium 537mg 22%
Potassium 803mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 5g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 16.9%
Vitamin C 26.5%
Calcium 30.5%
Iron 15.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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