Remember when I told you about those AMAZING Honey Cinnamon Nut Thins crackers I found at the grocery a few weeks ago? The ones that taste like french toast? Yea, those are amazing, but they are only one of the new honey products Blue Diamond has! As part of their campaign to raise awareness and money for bee health and research they launched all those new honey products.
These Honey Roasted Vanilla Almonds were just calling my name. They became the highlight of the dinner I made for my mom and brother last week. I wanted us all to sit down together before my brother and I left for school and have a nice family dinner. I decided to use the almonds to coat 3 chicken breasts and serve it almond a side of sweet cinnamon grilled plantains. The chicken stole the show and every loved it! The plantains however…that’s another story. They were riper then I would have liked so they were very sweet. I like green and yellow plantains, but for my families first time experience with them, I wanted them greener and less ripe.
I ate mine right up, but my brother said they were “too sweet” and my mom has this fear that bananas and plantains (things that contain tyramine) trigger some of her headaches. Well, whatever. You win some, you lose some. And win some I did, with this chicken. Crusted in honey vanilla almonds and baked so perfectly. Drooling, it was so good!
A good easy chicken dish is always a must to have in you recipe arsenal. Looks gourmet, tastes gourmet, but is so easy, it’s barely a recipe. Wipe this up and your sure to impress anyone. I won’t tell if you lie and say you made the almonds yourself either 😉 That will just get you bonus points!
Honey Roasted Vanilla Almond Crusted Chicken
Ingredients: (serves 3)
+ 3/4 Cup Honey Roasted Vanilla Almonds
+ 3 Chicken Breasts
+ Preheat your oven to 350°F.
+ In a food processor, pulse the almonds until you get a crushed coating texture. It should not be a fine meal, but should be nicely processed.
+ Pour the processed almonds on a plate, and coat each piece of chicken on all sides with the almonds.
+ Lightly coat a baking pan with coconut oil. Place each chicken breast in the pan. Then pour some of the leftover processed almonds on top of each piece of chicken.
+ Bake for 35-40 minutes of until the chicken is done and cooked through.
See what I mean? A non-recipe recipe! So quick and easy, but tastes like you sent hours preparing it! With a hint of sweetness and the nutty crunchy texture of the almonds, this chicken gets elevated to chicken stardom! I love coating chicken in fun things are you know, but this is my new favorite for sure! Never let your chicken be boring! No one wants boring chicken! It is so easy to make it awesome, why wouldn’t you try something new?
So tell me:
+ How do you usually make chicken breasts? Spices? Coatings? Slow Cookerings?
+ If you like flavored nuts, what’s you favorite? I am still a raw unsalted nut girl all the way!
**This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds**
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