One unique way in making your favorite Almond Chicken is to add some sweet taste to it. This reminds me of a take-out meal from our favorite Chinese restaurant.
No one seems to know what is about with chicken and nuts that they seem to go perfectly together. Other than the usual pork with peanuts, chicken and nuts surely gets the same natural pairing. Almond Chicken is one good example.
Almond Chicken is a Chinese American cuisine and a savory dish that everyone would surely love and crave for more after having to taste it. The dish was pretty popular starting around a century ago. It was usually served alongside egg foo young and chop suey at Chinese restaurants in the United States.
The Almond Chicken dish is usually made with a chicken breast breaded in batter containing ground almonds, fried and served with almonds and onions. The savory taste of chicken mixed with almonds and other ingredients is just something you would not want to miss.
If you are looking forward what to cook after a long and busy week, the sweet and tangy flavor and crunchy almond breading of this easy chicken dish makes a perfect weeknight meal with your friends and family. You can serve this on its own as a side dish or over rice with your favorite green vegetable for a healthy and filling meal. Quick and easy recipe, enjoy!
Sweet and Savory Chicken: Maple Mustard Almond Chicken
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp Pure maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp Cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup Almonds (coarsely chopped)
- 4 Boneless skinless chicken breast (pounded to an even thickness)
- Sea salt and fresh ground pepper (to taste)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Whisk the mustard, maple syrup, and vinegar in a small bowl.
Add a pinch of salt and pepper to the almonds.
Brush each chicken breast with the mixture and roll in the chopped almonds.
Lay on a baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and browned.
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