Parmesan Almond Crusted Chicken

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A simply satisfying chicken dish with a very flavourful crust and tender interior. Parmesan cheese and almond meal make a delectable combination for these bland and boring chicken breast.

  • 3 tbsp Plain flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup Almond meal
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon zest, finely grated
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1-2 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 500 g Chicken breast, skinless and boneless
  • Sunflower oil
  1. Combine flour, salt and pepper on a large plate. Lightly whisk egg in a shallow dish. Combine breadcrumbs, almond meal, lemon zest, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper in a separate shallow dish.
  2. Lightly coat chicken with seasoned flour, shaking off excess, then dip in egg, finally the breadcrumb mixture, pressing crumbs on gently with your fingertips to coat.
  3. Fill a large skillet with oil up to 1cm deep and heat over medium flame until sizzling. Pan-fry the chicken, in batches, for 3 minutes each side or until just cooked through and lightly golden brown. Serve chicken with salad and lemon wedges.
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Magic of Spice 25/7/10 19:44

Angie, this chicken looks amazing. I love this type of light breading and the addition of almond:)

Cristina - Teenie Cakes 25/7/10 19:48

I have almond meal on hand (use it for macarons) this is a great idea to use it for. How do you get your meats/seafood/poultry so perfectly and evenly caramelized or browned? Gosh that looks so good!

Angie's Recipes 25/7/10 20:10

Cristina: Use heavy skillet or cast iron to shallow-fry, the crust would be evenly browned and more crisp. And don't crowd the pan, leaving enough space for the meat to get caramelized properly. Well, that's all I know. :-)

pegasuslegend 25/7/10 20:26

very nicely done love the crust on this chicken!

theUngourmet 25/7/10 20:30

I haven't tried using my almond meal in a savory dish yet. Brilliant! Can't wait to try it!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } 25/7/10 20:38

What a perfect looking peice of chicken. The coating sounds wonderful.

tasteofbeirut 25/7/10 20:38

I made similar chicken except i cut the breasts in small pieces; the friends who ate it still mention the crunchiness of the almonds; it is yummy and so simple to make.

pigpigscorner 25/7/10 21:16

The golden brown crust looks amazing! Almond meal? That's new. Is it liek ground almonds?

Belinda @zomppa 25/7/10 21:33

I can imagine this has such a great nutty cruchiness.

Shriya 25/7/10 22:06

wow!! it looks inviting and soo perfect. I make Parmesan chicken just like this but without almond. This recipe sounds interesting, gotta try it next time.

Fimère 25/7/10 22:30

cette escalope de poulet au parmesan et aux amandes est un pur délice
une régal, je ne m'en lasse jamais
bonne soirée

Dishesdone 25/7/10 22:36

What a great flavor for the crust! Looks fantastic!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) 25/7/10 23:01

looks awesome and delicious ...lovely and tempting pic...crispy outside and soft inside...truly satisfying

Peter M 25/7/10 23:18

Angie, that's a gorgeous crust on that chicken....just a squeeze of lemon and I'm good.

Ann 25/7/10 23:43

oo this looks very good! the crusty bit would be the best and then the juicyness of the chicken inside! i love chicken

kitchen flavours 26/7/10 00:46

Wow, Angie, another amazing dish from you! This looks delicious, the crust looks fantastic, will have to try this out soon!

Vrinda 26/7/10 00:48

Chicken looks fab..nice crust n color...

Thella @ I Love. Therefore, I Cook. 26/7/10 01:22

Ey Angie, as always, this is a stunning dish :)

Honey Bee Sweets 26/7/10 01:50

Parmesan & almond indeed does make a delectable combo! Can imagine the nutty, cheesy crust and the tender meat inside, yum! Will make this soon, thanks!

Jessie -- The Messie Kitchen 26/7/10 02:22

Looks wonderful... try pecan and rosemary for another night!

Reeni 26/7/10 03:05

Mouth-watering delicious Angie! Love that crispy and flavorful coating! I never thought to use almond meal this way...

E 26/7/10 03:06

I like the looks of the crust. It looks so good!

♥peachkins♥ 26/7/10 03:09

I don't know where I could get almond meal here. I looked at the grocery and all that was available is cornmeal..

Katie@Cozydelicious 26/7/10 03:42

I love the idea of crusting chicken with almonds. Yum! The texture looks fantastic. A perfect weeknight meal.

Elin 26/7/10 03:46

Angie...thanks for recipe. Chicken breast are so boring unless you coat it with flavorsome herbs crust and your almond meal crust with parmesan is great. Will make this for Josh when he comes home :)

Pete 26/7/10 06:32

Wah, parmesan and almond....I can imagine the nice combination and tasty crust!

The Cilantropist 26/7/10 06:45

This is a great idea! I have all the ingredients to make this right now! :)


I love the looks of this! You can never have too many GOOD chicken recipes!

Jeannie 26/7/10 07:57

Oh wow! This looks so crispy and delicious and inviting! Yummy!

Kitchen Corner 26/7/10 08:17

This dish looks very five stars! I bet the Parmesan cheese and almond meal makes the chicken very flavorful!

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra 26/7/10 08:35

Tis is exactly wat I am eating tommorow for my lunch...almond meal is just too good, bookmarking ur recipe. Thks Angie for sharing.

Priya 26/7/10 09:46

Fingerlicking crusted chicken, makes me hungry..

Anonymous 26/7/10 10:08

Love the golden brown crust! Well done!

Sook 26/7/10 10:35

Adding almond to the crust is such a great idea!

Krishnaveni 26/7/10 10:39

beautiful and flavourful chicken great

MaryMoh 26/7/10 10:47

Looking at it is both satisfying and frustrating. It feeds my eyes but not my stomach! :D Looks very delicious. I would love that with some tender baby broccoli.

3 hungry tummies 26/7/10 11:03

I did something similar today with pork. Coating the meat always resulting in such juicy meat.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 26/7/10 12:16

all the ingredients I also have, bookmark this recipe, will try by this week, I bet my kids will love this. Thanks for sharing.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more 26/7/10 12:37

Ohhhhh....... parmesan and almond, you got me.
I've got eveything in the fridge, except lemon.
Might try this soon!!!

lisaiscooking 26/7/10 14:54

Almond meal is a great addition to the crust, and the lemon zest sounds fantastic!

zurin 26/7/10 15:05

This looks so amazingly crunchy. I know my kids will love it !

Jenn 26/7/10 15:24

An absolutely beautiful piece of chicken!! Looks so delicious!!

Biren 26/7/10 16:04

This chicken looks amazing! I am sure my boys will love it.

Mary 26/7/10 16:08

What a lovely crusty chicken. The almond adds a great touch to the breading.
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Angie 26/7/10 16:43

That almond chicken looks so much better than the last one I did.

Joy 26/7/10 16:58

That looks great. I like the combo of parmesan and almonds.

Ju (The Little Teochew) 26/7/10 17:05

Parmesan almond crust!!! Oh man. And you got a perfect golden brown colour too!

Sue 26/7/10 17:47

I agree with all the others! I love all things almond and this looks gorgeous AND tasty!!!
Thanks for the blog love! :)

Cheah 26/7/10 18:31

The chicken looks gorgeous, Angie!

Food For Tots 26/7/10 18:48

You had turned the chicken breast into such a tempting and satisfying meal! Love it! Feel so hungry now.....

Foodessa 26/7/10 19:35

Angie...your cooking can pretty much replace me for a few days...I don't think Hubby would notice too much...we seem to cook in many of the same ways. So, what do you say...wanna give me a break from the kitchen ;o))

Ciao for now and have a fantastic week,

Chef E 26/7/10 21:21

That is just pure crisp perfection in my eyes!

Sarah Naveen 26/7/10 21:44

Beautiful clicks..I m totally in love with this

Faith 26/7/10 22:39

This looks mouthwatering! That golden crust is amazing, and I love the nuttiness of the almond meal in there!

Claudia 26/7/10 22:58

I love Parmesan-crusted chicken. Adding the almond meal is a new twist - which adds another flavorful dimension. Tasty and simple.

Cristie 26/7/10 23:08

What a unique chicken dish, I've never heard of using almond meal as a crust. It sounds wonderful.

Baking Barrister 26/7/10 23:23

I made this last night and it was really good!

Juliana 27/7/10 00:04

Angie, your parmesan chicken with almond sure look so yummie...I definitely have to try your version...fabulous!

tigerfish 27/7/10 00:06

So perfectly crusted! And I bet the chicken is moist, juicy and delicious.

Cook with Madin 27/7/10 01:24

Hi Angie, The chicken breast looks scrumptious, I like the golden brown color. I really loved to try this, my husband loves fried chicken. I already kept it in my recipe box. Thank you for sharing your great recipes Angie.

sweetlife 27/7/10 05:41

great recipe, I love the use of almond meal...and parm even better


Jess @ Bakericious 27/7/10 05:59

Angie, this looks so gd, I ve bookmarked it. thanks :)

noobcook 27/7/10 08:49

I totally heart the crispy crust! Wish to have this for my dinner hehe

Peanutts 27/7/10 09:32

nice and crunchy crust. perfectly cooked. :) have a nice day

Abhilash Pillai 27/7/10 10:33

I havent tried chicken in this way. Looks nice.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 27/7/10 13:01

Mmmhhh, that looks soooo good! I love the crispy crust!



Amy @ cookbookmaniac 27/7/10 13:22

almond meal is a fantastic addition to the parmesan crust chicken I usually make. I'm gonna have to give this a go.

Joanne 27/7/10 13:24

I'm always looking for new ways to spruce up chicken cutlets. I love that these are breaded with almond meal - how unique!

Stella 27/7/10 16:25

Hey Angie, I was just thinking I need to get some almond meal to make a cake. This is such a nice use for it too-sounds delicious!

Gulmohar 27/7/10 17:31

Such an awesome chicken drooling now

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 27/7/10 18:22

This sounds and looks amazing! I can imagine how delicious it must taste! Very unique crust for chicken!

Kitchen Butterfly 27/7/10 22:48

I love to use almonds to crust. It looks delicious!

Xiao Yen Recipes 27/7/10 23:40

Wow, so simple and juicy! I'm not sure what almond meal is but I think I can find it at my local supermarket.

Chef Dennis 28/7/10 01:56

wow....Angie that has got to be the best looking chicken I have seen in a long time.....the color of the breading is just perfect!! I bet that bit of almond and that lemon zest just added so much flavor. Thanks for giving us such a wonderful recipe!!

petite nyonya 28/7/10 02:49

I love the golden crust! Looks wonderful!!

Yummy Team 28/7/10 06:05

Thats a really tempting pic!! Chicken looks yum..

citronetvanille 28/7/10 06:47

Beautiful chicken and certainly not the boring kind! The crust is perfect, golden to perfection.

sensiblecooking 28/7/10 22:19

Just the idea of almond crust with moist chicken is making me drool

Dajana 29/7/10 11:31

I made these yesterday for dinner, and they were the tastiest chicken cutlets ever. Thanks a lot.

Trissa 29/7/10 12:08

Sounds like to me a very very classy version (and much more tasty) of a schnitzel! Thanks for sharing - love the idea of the almond crust.

Devaki 29/7/10 19:15

what a perfect crust Angie! perfect with the almond flour and the parmesan and herbs. Delicious and simple :)

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

grace 29/7/10 23:58

i prefer a nice nutty crust to the naturally crispy skin of a chicken--it just seems less barbaric and is certainly more flavorful. :)

Carolyn 30/7/10 11:57

This looks so good, the picture makes me want to eat some right now!

oysterCulture 1/8/10 15:09

Oh wow, this dish just sounds amazing. I love parmesan crusts like this and can't imagine anything better.

Mythreyi Dilip 3/8/10 19:55

Looks golden, crunchy and yummy. Drool worthy chicken recipe dear:)

Elizabeth 10/8/10 04:13

This looks amazing! I just want to eat it all up!!!!


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