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Gluten-Free Oven Baked Almond Crusted Chicken

We eat a LOT of chicken in our house so I am always looking for ways to change it up and this Gluten-Free Oven Baked Almond Crusted Chicken did just that! It was a delicious change to the classic breaded chicken with some added protein. Plus, with no bread crumbs it is great for those who are gluten-free.

gluten-free oven baked almond crusted chicken

How to Make Gluten-Free Oven Baked Almond Crusted Chicken

First, go ahead and gather all of the ingredients. You will need:

  • 2 eggs
  • water
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or meal
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast

Then, set up your breading station. In one bowl, combine the eggs and water and whisk well to combine. Then in the second bowl, combine the chopped sliced almonds, almond meal/flour, seasoned salt, and pepper.

Next, if necessary, trim any fat from chicken breasts. Dip the chicken in the eggs and then coat well in the almond mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through. The chicken will be done when it reaches 165 degrees and the outside is golden. If desired, broil for 1-3 minutes after it reaches 165 degrees to toast the almonds a little more.

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Gluten-Free Oven Baked Almond Crusted Chicken

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gluten-free oven baked almond crusted chicken

Almond Crusted Chicken

Yield: 24 oz of chicken
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Gluten-Free Oven Baked Almond Crusted Chicken is a fun twist on the classic breaded chicken.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine egg and water in 1 bowl.
  3. Combine almonds, almond meal/flour, seasoned salt and pepper in a second bowl.
  4. Dip chicken breasts in egg mixture then coat well in almond mixture.
  5. Bake on a large baking pan or cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Flip halfway through. Check internal temperature and make sure it reaches 165 degrees.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If you can't find almond meal, use almond flour instead.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 42g

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This post was originally published on March 20, 2019 and updated on July 19, 2021.

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